HT 56 C-E - $349.95 DSRP


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HT 56 C-E

DSRP: $349.95

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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)
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
WEIGHT* 5.8 kg (12.8 lbs.) w/ cutting attachment
The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on. *Dry weight.
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…
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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.

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    High Performance 2-Cycle Engine Oil
    This STIHL High Performance oil is a quality 2-cycle engine oil developed for all STIHL products and especially suitable for professional chainsaws.

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    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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    No-Spill® Fuel Containers
    The latest advance in gasoline can technology is here with No-Spill® fuel containers. Featuring a special treated body for low permeation, thumb-button flow controls for easier pouring, and a wide and stable base design to reduce upsets, No-Spill® fuel containers help ensure that the gasoline goes into your tank, not on the ground or into the air. Fill even smaller-sized tanks without spilling – flow stops automatically when the tank becomes full. With 1¼-gallon, 2 ½-gallon and 5-gallon sizes available, you’re sure to find one that fits your needs. Ask your local STIHL Dealer about No-Spill® fuel containers. Don’t settle for anything less.

    Meets California Air Resources Board Phase II requirements for sale or use in California. No-Spill® gasoline cans are tested and certified to ASTM F-852-99 standard specification for portable gasoline containers for consumer use and our diesel and kerosene cans are tested and certified to ASTM F-976-02 standard specification for portable kerosene and diesel containers for consumer use.

For Your Safety
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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% 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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    Heavy Duty Work Gloves
    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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    Pro Mark™ Chainsaw Boots
    Before you head out of the door for your next chainsaw job, lace up the stylish STIHL Pro Mark™ Chainsaw Boots. This boot will help keep your feet protected from the elements with its inner GORE-TEX® fabric, delivering water-resistant technology and optimal breathability. Plus, its deep lacing hooks will help keep your feet securely fastened while you’re hard at work. Complete with a padded steel toe and a comfort sole made of rubber, this high-quality black suede work boot is designed with safety in mind. The hardworking STIHL Pro Mark™ Chainsaw Boot meets OSHA requirements for protective footwear in chainsaw use, as well as EN 17249 (Class 2) and EN 20345 S2 requirements for chainsaw protective boots. Swing by our store and try them on for yourself!

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HT 56 C-E is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 89.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pole saw This is a great tool to have if you need to trim trees. Stihl products are great to have in your arsenal of cutting tools. Doesn’t get any better. Highly recommended!!!
Date published: 2018-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pole saw! This saw is heavier than I expected but it is balanced and the weight helps cut through limbs 4 or 5 inches thick like butter. The carrying strap doesn’t fit well but it’s not always needed. It starts on 1 or 2 pulls and idles as long as you want. I now have a Stihl pole saw, chainsaw, weed eater, and tiller and I’m happy with all of them.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use After reading many reviews I decided to purchase this pruner. We have a lot of fenced pastures with tree limbs hanging over which are difficult to trim. after 20 minutes of sawing all the overhanging branches were down and the fences are free from dangerous limbs. Awesome product like other Stihl products I own, highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight and gets the job done! This pole pruner is a great tool every home owner needs, I had been looking at low hanging branches that were to big for my lopping/manual pole saw for a coupe years, I picked this HT 56 C-E unit up and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to start and operate and also like the way it breaks down into two pieces for transport and storage, the only thing that could have been better is if I would have had more branches to trim!!
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is a must have for any small lanscaping and/or tree service. This saw has been great, & the price was just right! Im a owner/operator of a tree service & was looking to purchase a good stihl pole saw. After pricing a few of their saws, i decided to go with the HT56c. This saw reaches 12ft, but is starionary. This didnt bother me because the telescopic saws wouldnt fit in the back of my truck. The HT56c breaks down into #2 six foot poles and is easy to store away. The saw has performed extremely well and has been a pleasant suprise. So, for those that doubt this saw....im here to tell you that it has plenty of power and is allot easier to handle, due to the fact that it is allot lighter then the other options that stihl has. I LOVE ALL STIHL PRODUCTS & REFUSE TO USE ANY OTHER BRAND. I WILL BE FEATURING THIS PRODUCT ON MY YOUTUBE [email protected]
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is easy to use I purchased product pole from ACE hardware a dealer that sells STIHL products. I absolutely love this pole saw. Its fantastic, easy to use starts quickly very reliable.I love it!!!!!! THE CUSTOMER SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great Stihl product! Easy to start. Easy to use. Have had several Stihl products and this pole saw meets the same great standards of all that I have owned.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from highly recommend this product My husband and I are truly sold on Stihl products, and will be the only product we will continue to buy. Our local dealer in King George Virginia are great. They are truly knowledgeable and helpful. Being in my 60's, I am grateful that I never have a problem starting any of our Stihl products. Thanks again, the Berry family.
Date published: 2018-04-02
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