HT 56 C-E - $349.95 DSRP


Distributor Suggested Retail Price
HT 56 C-E

DSRP: $349.95

Quantity:

Reserve with STIHL Express for In-Store Pick Up

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
Print Spec Sheets
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
  • Zoom
    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

    More Information

  • Zoom
    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.

    More Information

  • Zoom
    Unique Two-Piece Shaft Design
    This unique shaft design provides easy storage and transport.
  • Zoom
    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
  • Zoom
    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.
Click to view the STIHL Limited Warranty Time Periods
We Also Suggest
  • High Performance 2-Cycle Engine Oil Zoom
    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.

    •2.6 oz. bottle makes 1 gallon mix

    •5.2 oz. bottle makes 2 gallon mix

    •6.4 oz. bottle makes 2 1/2 gallon mix

    •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.

  • Bar and Chain Oil Zoom
    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.

  • No-Spill® Fuel Containers Zoom
    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
  • Deputy Glasses Zoom
    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

  • Forestry Helmet System Zoom
    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.
  • Pro Mark™ Chainsaw Boot Zoom
    Pro Mark™ Chainsaw Boot
    Before you head out of the door for your next chainsaw job, lace up the stylish STIHL Pro Mark™ Chainsaw Boot. 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!

Are You Ready for a STIHL?

HT 56 C-E is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 78.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful, lightweight, convenient This is a good pole trimmer for a homeowner, powerful enough to cut hard dead live oak limbs and goes through overgrown green limbs on a Bradford pear like a knife through butter. Being a 2 piece model means easy transport and easy storage. Starting is effortless. It's fairly lightweight. My only caution, 15 minutes cutting with this saw can create an hour's worth of picking up.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for the price I bought this pruner for occasional use and it works really well. I have other products with this engine and they have been reliable.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase Light enough that you'll actually grab it and use it vs the big cumbersome models. Very happy with this.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wish I had purchased it years ago This pole saw is fantastic. It has plenty of power and is easy to use.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great trimmer This trimmer is a great product the only thing I have against this product is the pole part of the product a little heavy.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from residence vs professional I was torn between which pruner to buy. I own a couple of small ranches that require lots of fence and tree maintenance. I went with the residential model and Stihl never fails me. even their residential model eats through the task at hand and ask's for more!! Great product.tyPJ
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight. I took a chance on this saw for light duty work and it is a great performer. Starts easy along with overall good performance. Good saw for the money.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw This pole saw works great. It's got plenty of power and starts very easy. Definitely recommend for anyone that needs one.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value and easy to use I bought this unit for some major limb clearing over a pasture fence. I had been using a manual pole saw but as I am getting older and I was in a rush so I went ahead and bought this one. It started with ease and ran perfect. It what it has plenty of power and made quick work of my project. I like the narrow chain as it cuts very quick. I can't imagine needing a larger unit as this one is light weight and if it was much heavier it would be a bigger chore to use for long periods of time. It also comes apart for ease of transport and fits back together very easily.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use and cuts great. This is the best pole chain saw I have ever used. Easy to start, cuts well and is not too heavy. I recommend this product if you need a pole saw.
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from homeowner's model with professional results. A gas chain saw that is easy to start is a must. This is the one to have when you have trees to trim. Quick and easy; and the job is done.
Date published: 2017-06-25
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!! Pole Saw Excellent!! This pole saw is very dependable and does a great job even cutting thru big limbs!!
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent and Powerful I have many trees on my property that require yearly maintenance. This has incredible power even on very thick limbs! The engine has no problem handling any type of wood and the cutting head and chain go through the limbs like a hot knife through butter. At this price point, I can't believe how great it works. It's the typical fantastic quality I've come to expect from Stihl.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great limb pruner, easy to use This limb pruner works as advertised, easy to use and simpler than manual pruners.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not happy with this pole saw I probably have less than 10 total hours in this product, and has been nothing but trouble since I first started it. Chain got really dull very quickly. Had to go buy another overpriced chain at dealer, also went dull very quickly. Now I can't get it to run at all. It starts fine, but when throttle is pressed, it bogs down and won't turn the chain. I pulled the spark plug boot to check the spark plug as the manual directed, but the terminal cap in the boot broke. Now I have to take in and pay to get this fixed. Not to mention the awkwardness of the machine. Its very hard to work on because it won't sit flat, keeps rolling over. Poor design!
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from this product is easy to use and always starts love the dependability and work it does. it doesn't seem to be very powerful like I was expecting.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from pole trimmer 56 C Love the trimmer, easy to use, but after using one time cutting 2 small limbs I put it in my garage and when I came out the following day I had a puddle of chain lube on the garage floor. It did not turn over it just leaked out. Not happy about that! I have 4 other Stihl products and no problems!
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to maneuver in close brush Found a super deal at my local Stihl Dealer. Have about 10 miles of lanes to keepup and this item fits the bill.Really like the easy start.And balanced so that a guy whose is 75 can swing it around without getting tired.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overall good saw, I just have a word of warning about the chains The overall quality of the product is amazing. It starts easy and pleasant to use, but I wish I knew how hard it is to find replacement chains before buying it. I don't want to call a dealer to order then drive all the way there every time I need a chain. On top of all that they cost 3x as much as chains for competing saws. Baileysonline has them in stock but charge a fortune for shipping.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw Wow......this pole saw is awesome and for a great price....never had a power tool start so easy....I have other Stihl saws, but this is by far the easiest to start....a child could start it, so lock it up.It is well balanced and makes short work of any job.Its also easy and safe to cut any limbs on the ground as your hands and body are 6 or 7 feet from the actual chain saw.This saw is a winner. My Stihl dealer Chappell tractor in Milford NH had it all set up and gassed up when I picked it up...not going to find that service in a big box store
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good saw. Starts easily,plenty of power.Lots to do with it. Have several other Sthil products,always top notch.
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool good value All my products will be stihl from now on best quality at a fair price
Date published: 2016-10-06
  • y_2017, m_12, d_10, h_21
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.3
  • cp_2, bvpage2n
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_78
  • loc_en_US, sid_ht56ce, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_stihl