Designed for occasional domestic use, this powerful vacuum-shredder from Stihl quickly and efficiently picks-up large quantities of leaves, hedge-clippings and grass-cuttings, before reducing them to around a tenth of their original volume (the resulting mulch has the perfect consistency for rapid composting).
It’s fitted with a 1hp (27.2cc) stratified-charge two-stroke engine, which offers vastly improved fuel-economy and reduced emissions when set against standard two-stroke power-units.
The employment of Stihl’s ErgoStart recoil ignition-system means that only a gentle, two-fingered pull is needed to get the engine going; while the incorporation of a manual fuel-pump works to eliminate starting headaches after periods of downtime.
The Stihl SH 56-CE Vacuum Shredder comes equipped with a shoulder-strap and weighs-in at only 5.2kg; a combination that will enable you to complete the task in comfort. All the main controls are grouped on the handle for ease-of-use.
Optional accessories include a blower conversion kit; a 3m long gutter-cleaning kit; and a dust-reducing vac-bag for use in dry, dust-laden conditions.
- A powerful vacuum-shredder for general-purpose domestic use
- Reduces vacuumed debris to around one-tenth of its original volume
- Produces a mulch that’s great for composting
- Low-emission engine with ErgoStart for effortless ignition
- Exceptionally fuel-efficient
- Manual fuel-pump makes it easy to accurately prime the carburettor
- Fatigue-reducing shoulder-strap included
- Engine controls all grouped conveniently on the handle
- Versatility-enhancing accessories available
Engine Type Petrol 2-stroke Engine Capacity 27.2cc Engine Power 1hp / 0.7kW Engine Starting System Recoil Engine Fuel Tank Capacity 0.54 Litres Air Flow Speed 64 m/s (230.5km/h) Air Flow Volume 12.1m3/min (730m3/h) Vac Kit Yes Shredding System Steel Impellor Debris Reduction Ratio 10:1 Wheel Kit No Harness Shoulder Strap Vibration 8.5 / 7.5m2² (Left / Right) Sound Level 94dB (A) Weight 5.2kg Warranty 2 Years
Customer Reviews 2 item(s)
Review by Bill Baker / (Posted on 26/07/2017)
ExcellentReview by Bill Baker / (Posted on 26/07/2017)Can't fault it really, the tubes are a little difficult to get on and off if your hands are wet. But this is hardly a complaint; it's a very good machine and worth the money.
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Light Weight Machine... great service from MowDIRECT
Review by Dave / (Posted on 13/08/2013)
Light Weight Machine... great service from MowDIRECTReview by Dave / (Posted on 13/08/2013)Ordered online and received the machine the following day; good start. The machine is really light but still packs a punch. Easy to put together and very easy to start; big bonus for the wife as the current blower needs muscles like Arnie.
Used at the weekend and was a joy to use. Vacuumed all the leaves up with ease and spread the shredded foliage on the garden. Would definitely recommend both machine and MowDIRECT.
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