HT 56 C-E - $359.95 DSRP


Distributor Suggested Retail Price HT 56 C-E DSRP:  $359.95

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A fuel-efficient pole pruner with a lightweight gearbox and Easy2Start™ technology.

For those out-of-reach pruning jobs, STIHL is here to help with the HT 56 C-E pole pruner. Powered by a low-emission, fuel-efficient engine, the HT 56 C-E strikes a good balance between performance and efficiency. It features a lightweight gearbox that enhances maneuverability and user comfort. It also features an inside (left-hand) guide bar and saw chain mounting system, providing a better view...Read More
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HT 56 C-E Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.8 kW (1.07 bhp)
WEIGHT 5.8 kg (12.8 lbs.) w/ cutting attachment
OVERALL LENGTH 9'2"
FUEL CAPACITY 340 cc (11.5 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 220 cc (7.4 oz.)
OILOMATIC® Chain/Guide Bar Size 71 PM3 / 25 cm, (10 in. Bar)
POWER SOURCE Gas
The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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    Unique Two-Piece Shaft Design
    This unique shaft design provides easy storage and transport.
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    STIHL Easy2Start™
    The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL® outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL® products fast and easy. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Pole Pruners
    View the features common to many STIHL pole pruners.

Important Information
WARNING! Risk of Electrocution: These tools are not insulated. Approaching or contacting electric power lines with tools may cause serious injury or death from electrocution. Electricity can jump from one point to another by means of arcing and/or may be conducted through damp branches. Maintain a clearance of at least 50 feet (15 meters) between the tools and any electrical line carrying live current. To reduce the risk of injury from falling objects, do not cut vertically above your head. Always wear a helmet and eye protection. Keep bystanders away. Use only STIHL authorized cutting attachments.
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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    •12.8 oz. bottle makes 5 gallon mix

    STIHL recommends a mix of 50:1 high-quality 89 octane or higher unleaded gasoline to STIHL engine oil. This same mix ratio should be used during break-in.

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    Bar and Chain Oil
    STIHL Bar and Chain oil is formulated to adhere to the bar and chain, and to reduce wear. Special agents in the oil formulation help keep sap and pitch from clinging to the bar and chain.

    Available in quart and gallon bottles, 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums, in both summer and winter weights.

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    Deputy Glasses

    Tough protection that also looks the part. The STIHL Deputy Glasses meet ANSI standard Z87.1+ and feature both protection and style. The lenses are a scratch-resistant polycarbonate that block out 99.9% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. They are also comfortable to wear, featuring a soft rubber nosepiece and dual-mold rubber temples that helps to keep the glasses in place when the head is in motion. Stop by our Dealership to check out these and other great protective eyewear styles. Shown in Brown Frame / Brown Mirror Lens. Available lens colors (Black Frame): Blue Mirror, Smoke (Brown Frame): Brown Mirror

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    Multi-ply wrist cuff for outstanding glove life. High visibility, upgraded canvas back. Sizes available M, L, XL.
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    Forestry Helmet System
    Adjustable hearing protection. Epoxy-coated full face screen. Tough ABS hard hat meets ANSI Z89.1-2003 Type 1 Class G. All parts are replaceable.

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HT 56 C-E is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 59.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tool to have around the house We have cut some very thick branches we ease very please we how it starts
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to start. Easy to use The HT 56 C-E is the perfect pole saw for the average homeowner. It is relatively light and has plenty of power to cut through branches. It is well balanced and has minimal vibration. I cut limbs for over two hours with it and it did great.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Investment Purchased this model instead of commercial unit for use on 60 acres farm. 5 days of heavy use, no problem. Easy to start & restart when hot after running & moving to next spot. Maintenance of bar oil, fuel, chain tighter all easy to check & work. Operation is fun due to the amount work that can be accomplished so quickly & easily. But warning cleaning up all those limbs will take more effort & time than cutting them down.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good power and easy to handle We have a commercial Stihl pole saw but we needed one that I, as a 5'3" female could handle with ease. This pole saw is easy to start and handle. So far this saw has been able to handle the trim work necessary. It's a lot lighter than the commercial saw I have been using so I can work with it longer. This saw so far has exceeded our expectations.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for the occassional user Great tool for occasional use. Light enough for tackling those branches that are just out of reach
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick starting and light weight I have only used this trimmer a few hours over a few weeks but have fell in love with it. If it keeps the STIHL dependability it is a winner.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Reach and Power This pole saw is an excellent tool for cutting lower branches in the juniper and pine trees on my property. It cut through branches as thick as 8 inches with ease. As I moved about on my property, which is on a hillside, I would turn the saw off but then it would start again with just a gentle pull of the starter rope without even disconnecting the strap or placing it on the ground. The pole is strong and provides excellent reach to high branches. It is reasonably lightweight, but after prolonged use, can feel heavy.It stores easily in my garage since the pole disconnects simply, allowing me to hang both the saw end and the motor end on the wall.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome saw Great saw. Very easy to operate. Nice that you can break it down for easier storage.
Date published: 2017-05-10
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