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Technical details

Displacement27 cubic centimetre
Displacement2 cu-in
Engine power0.8 kilowatt
Weight4.3 kilogram
Sound pressure level95 dB(A) 1)


The pictures shown are sample photos. The actual appearance of the equipment features and their specific attachment to the product may differ from the pictorial representations, but will have the same functionality.


The STIHL KM 56 RC-E petrol CombiEngine is a versatile power tool that can be used with various CombiTools from the STIHL CombiSystem. It is primarily designed for homeowners who want a single engine to handle a range of tasks around their home and garden.

Powered by the efficient STIHL 2-MIX engine, the KM 56 RC-E CombiEngine features STIHL ErgoStart for a smooth and effortless start-up process. The electronic ignition system ensures trouble-free engine operation and reduces exhaust emissions. After a pause in work, the engine can be quickly restarted using the stop button.

The ergonomic loop handle with a barrier bar provides excellent manuverbility when working in tight or confined spaces. The KM 56 RC-E CombiEngine is equipped with a practical quick coupling that comes with a clamping screw. This feature allows for swift and easy changes of CombiTools. For example, you can switch from using the STIHL FSB-KM brushcutter to the STIHL FCB-KM edge trimmer. The CombiEngine's detachable shaft enables it to be conveniently dismantled, saving space during transportation or storage.

It's important to note that the STIHL KM 56 RC-E CombiEngine is not compatible with the STIHL RG-KM rotary cutting head.

KM 56 RC-E

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