Stihl HS 56 C-E Petrol Hedge Trimmer 24″/60cm

(14 customer reviews)

£446.56 (inc VAT)

In stock

SKU: 18-42420112947

The Stihl HS 56 C-E Petrol Hedge Trimmer is the first petrol hedge trimmer designed for semi-professional use. If you are looking for a robust, lightweight hedge trimmer that is easy to start and a dream to use then look no further. A number of standard features such as ErgoStart, anti-vibration system, double-sided cutter blades and the ergonomic loop make the HS 56 C-E the tool of choice for land owners and professional gardeners.


STIHL 2-MIX-Engine

The STIHL 2-mix engine specially designed for the new generation of hedge trimmer combines low consumption and emissions ​​with low weight and excellent acceleration. There are also always sufficient power reserves for cutting thicker shrubs.

Tip protection

The comfort variants HS 46 C and HS 56 C come with tip protection as standard, which prevents damage to both the blade and the gear, but also to things that lie near the hedgerow (e.g. natural stone wall). It also makes it easier to cut ground cover plants.

Electronic ignition module

This ensures reliable starting and trouble-free running. The ignition system is fully encapsulated and thus protected from damp and dirt.

Manual fuel pump (Purger)

A small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburettor at the touch of a button. This reduces the number of starting pulls required following extended breaks in operations.

Anti-vibration system

Intense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to long-term effects on blood vessels in the hands and arms. STIHL has therefore developed an effective anti-vibration system whereby the oscillations from the machine’s engine are dampened which significantly reduces vibrations at the handles.

STIHL ErgoStart (E)

A genuine advance in easy starting. STIHL ErgoStart (E) cuts the effort required to start the tool by half, while the starter cord can be pulled at just one third of the normal force. All it takes is 2 fingers and a gentle pull action.

Long-life air filter system

Ensures longer cleaning intervals and better protection of the engine.

Tool free filler cap

Patented special filler caps for fuel and oil. These filler caps can be opened and closed again quickly and easily, without tools.

Single lever operation

The choke, start gas, operating position and stop function are integrated onto one operating element. Stop button with a single lever operation After pressing the stop button, the shaft jumps back to position I. The hedge trimmer is ready to start again immediately, thus preventing an incorrect operation.

Double-sided cutting blade

The cutting blade is sharpened on both sides. The sophisticated blade geometry makes for a job well done.

Technical data

Blade length 600mm/24″
Displacement cm³ 21.4
Power output kW/bhp 0.65/0.9
Weight kg 1) 4.5
Vibration level left/right m/s² 2) 4.7/5.5
Sound pressure level dB(A) 3) 95
Sound power level dB(A) 3) 107
Total length cm 104
Stroke rate 1/min 3.600
Blade length cm 60
Tooth spacing mm 34



Power Type


Cutting Length

24" (60cm)

14 reviews for Stihl HS 56 C-E Petrol Hedge Trimmer 24″/60cm

  1. Mark Malone

    Great price, prompt delivery and fantastic service, very pleased with product. would definitely recommend.

  2. Peachy (verified owner)

    This hedge trimmer is not as light or cheap as the smaller model but if you have trickier, hawthorn, blackthorn or just a lot of hedges to trim this one is worth it. It cuts through the growth like a knife through butter and can cope with slightly bigger diameter branches when you come across them.
    It starts every time. I have used Stihl chainsaws & brushcutters for thirty years or more and the engines have got more and more reliable.
    This is a good bit of kit. Radmore & Tucker did well delivering it during the height of COVID19 lockdown too.

  3. Leo (verified owner)

    Prompt delivery, pleased with product, recommend purchasing from this company.

  4. Steve (verified owner)

    Great machine, I am really pleased with it, the service was excellent thanks and delivery was well fast great price aswell I must say.
    Thank you Radmore&tucker will buy from you again ?

  5. Steve Mead (verified owner)

    Ordered on Wednesday morning and arrived the next day. Ran the trimmer today with a smallish hedge but quite thick and did the job I bought it for. Very satisfied.

  6. Paul Ferbrache (verified owner)

    I purchased this machine primarily to cut back brambles that had become out of control. My first surprise was just how light it was, my second was that it uses very little fuel. The trimmer is well balanced and sliced through even large bramble with ease, which is a good job because I have lots to clear…
    I was very impressed with the fast delivery and the driver kindly left it in the requested location tucked in away from any rain.

  7. malcolm windsor spokes

    very impressed with the item and the speed of delivery radmore tucker will definitely be the first stop for any other tool replacements.

  8. Mark Thompson (verified owner)

    This hedge trimmer cuts so easy through the larger and thicker hedges and bushes. It’s lighter than my old mountfield, which is why I needed a replacement. The price, you get what you pay for. Radmore an Tucker provide an excellent all round service.

  9. john lee (verified owner)

    I have the smaller Stihl cutter no. 46, which is good, but for more reach and better cutting power this machine fits the bill. Although not a cheap item, Radmore and Tucker was best price, it shold last for years and you will save money employing someone else to do the job.

  10. Dan (verified owner)

    Great price, speedy service, awesome product

  11. Martin Halton (verified owner)

    Was reluctant to buy a mechanical item on line,as worried about sorting out any problems if there were any but I could not find a better price than Radmore and Tucker.Arrived a couple of days later,started first time and have now cut 100 yds of blackthorn hedge. Delighted!

  12. Wendy Brown (verified owner)

    Excellent product. Makes light work of domestic hedges. Customer service from Amy was exceptional. This is the second time I have bought a quality product on line from Radmore & Tucker after thoroughly looking around. Will save myself some time in future and go straight to them.

  13. Florin Calota (verified owner)

    Great tool.

  14. John Fisher – Arlingham Properties Ltd

    Great service from Radmore & Tucker combined with helpful and sound advice, all provided at a competitive price.

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