KM 56 RC-E - $199.95 DSRP


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KM 56 RC-E

DSRP: $199.95

This low-emission KombiMotor features Easy2Start™ technology.

One engine with many tools to handle a variety of tasks is one way to describe the STIHL KombiSystem. Powered by a STIHL low emissions engine, this unit and its optional attachments are great for use around the home to perform a variety of tasks, from edging to trimming to sweeping and even blowing. The KM 56 RC-E features the STIHL Easy2Start™ system that eliminates the need for a strong, fast ...Read More
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KM 56 RC-E Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu in)
ENGINE POWER 0.8 kW (1.07 bhp)
WEIGHT 4.3 kg (9.5 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 340 cc (11.5 oz.)
POWER SOURCE Gas
Weights shown are for powerheads only.
Model Features
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    13 optional attachments available 
    Create a custom yard care system with up to 13 optional attachments – trim, edge, cultivate, prune, clean up and more!
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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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    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.
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    Quick-Release Coupling
    The quick-release coupling system makes it easy to switch between Kombi attachments. In addition, this feature allows KombiSystem equipment to be dismantled into two parts for easy transport and storage and then re-assembled quickly without tools.

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    Split Shaft
    A split shaft and special toolless quick-release coupling lets you easily switch between attachments, making the KombiSystem highly versatile as well as easy to transport and store.
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    Electronic Ignition Module
    The electronic ignition provides reliable starting and because it is fully enclosed, it is protected from moisture and debris for longer service life.
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    Multi-Function Control Handle
    Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle help makes it easier to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.
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    Purge Pump Primer
    A small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburetor when pushed, reducing the number of starting strokes required following extended breaks in operation.

Important Information
Note: STIHL engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.
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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    GSX Glasses
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    Innovative keyed thumb stitching for super comfort and gripping ability. Sizes available S, M, L, XL.
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KM 56 RC-E is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 99.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! I had a battery powered trimmer and blower that worked fine at our old house but were inadequate at our new place which is a farm with acreage. The kombi has been the perfect tool for everything. I absolutely love it. I have four attachments now but will definitely acquire more.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from caution: you will buy many many acessories I bought this entry level model and the "tiller" to cultivate a small backyard garden. Since then I have bought and used an edger, weed whip, blade for weed whip, blower, second set of "bolo" tines for tiller, hedge trimmer, pole saw, carbon fiber extension for pole saw, and the big paddle wheel sweeper which i use for both snow clearing on the deck.....works awesome including the stairs! all the attachments have worked well beyond expectations and even though this little guy is the entry model I cant imagine needing any more power.....I'm not a little guy 5'11 220 lbs work hard for a living, and I can tell you this guy will wear you out before you can bog it down....only "complaint" is that it is a little tough to start when it gets real cold out and it is time to clear the deck, I find that pushing the primer 35 times and pulling the cord three times after the first ten and then three more after 20 then three times after 35 and she will bark right to life and things are golden!
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing tool Easy to start and powerful for the jobs I've thrown at it so far. The range of attachments is what sold me on this product. It is a little pricy in my opinion
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One power head with tremendous versatility Purchased this unit a year ago to trim a rather tall and long cedar hedgerow. Since that time I have added the string trimmer and the pole pruner. Recently used the pole pruner to remove the same hedgerow and it performed flawlessly. This tool has far exceeded all expectations I had prior to purchase and will continue to add attachments to increase it's usefulness.
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependable - it's a Stihl I haven't used it much yet, but it has sure worked well when I have. I am using the straight trimmer attachment, but plan to buy a brush cutter and possibly a pole trimmer also. Good power and runs smooth. Not sure the harness is that helpful, doesn't seem to balance well, but the machine is plenty light enough to use without it.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the ability to change out the trimmer to the heavy brush cutter etc. with ease I love the ability to change out the trimmer to the brush cutter with ease
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from All attachemnts keep sticking. I purchase this product and it has been back to the dealership for repair 3 times in less than 6 months. The attachments is very hard to separate from the base.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love easy2start This is the best powerhead I have owned it starts easy and has plenty of power to handle tiller attachment in heavy clay areas.
Date published: 2017-05-31
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