The Stihl HS56 24” petrol hedge trimmer is ideal for trimming thicker hedges and shrubs. The Stihl HS56 is popular with semi-professional users, as it’s robust and lightweight making it easy to use for larger jobs. With 2-mix technology, it provides an outstanding performance.


Electronic ignition module, this ensures reliable starting and trouble-free running. The ignition system is fully encapsulated and therefore protected from damp and dirt.

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

Stihl ErgoStart, a genuine advance in easy starting, ErgoStart 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.

An anti-vibration system significantly reduces vibrations at the handles. Stihl has developed this system as intense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to long-term effects on blood vessels in the hands and arms.

Tip protection, which prevents damage to both the blade and the gear, but also to things that lie near the hedgerow. It also makes it easier to cut ground cover plants.

Long-life air filter system, ensuring longer cleaning intervals and better protection of the engine.

Tool free filler cap, patented special filler caps for fuel and oil, allowing the caps to be opened without the need for tools.

Single lever operation, the choke, start gas, operating position and stop function are integrated onto one operating element. After pressing the stop button, the shaft jumps back to position all in a single lever operation.

The cutting blade is double sided, the sophisticated blade geometry makes for a job well done.

Technical detail
Bar length cm/inches 60/24

Displacement cm2 21.4
Power output KW/hp 0.65/0.9
Weight kg 4.5
Sound pressure level dB(A) 95
Sound power level dB/(A) 107
Vibration level left/right (m/s2) 4.7/5.5

We recommend you wear protective equipment when using machinery. We supply the whole Stihl range of personal protective equipment, such as gloves, goggles and

We recommend Stihl MotoMix Fuel Mixture to be used with all Stihl petrol machines. MotoMix fuel is ready-mixed (1:50) for all Stihl 2-stroke engines, it gives all machines an optimum performance, excellent cold start properties, maximum acceleration across the whole petrol range. Has fantastic running characteristics even with a sudden rev change. This fuel is user and engine friendly thanks to fewer emissions. (free from ethanol, almost no olefins and aromatic compounds) MotoMix Fuel cannot be delivered and must be ordered and collected in store at any of our branches.

Here at Agwood ltd we’re a Stihl product service dealer, offering full parts and workshop services to all Stihl quality products we supply.