Extremely easy to start and perfect for homeowners with large or difficult areas to trim.
New generation, light-weight petrol brushcutter with straight shaft, bike handle and ErgoStart. Modern appearance, convenient operation and very simple starting procedure are the highlights of the new generation STIHL grass trimmer range. The number of steps needed to start the machine has been drastically reduced. The frustration of a flooded engine is virtually eliminated. New 2-stroke engine with stratified charge allows fast acceleration, low emissions, reduced fuel consumption. Comes standard with fully adjustable bike handle and AutoCut line head.
FS 56 C-E £360.00 (incl. VAT)
Reduced-emission engine technology
2-stroke engine with stratified charge. A fuel-free layer of air is created between the burned charge in the combustion chamber and the fresh charge in the crankcase, reducing the amount of fuel lost during the charge cycle. This results in more power with a lower weight, up to 20% lower fuel consumption than regular 2-stroke engines and significantly reduced exhaust emissions.
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 strokes required following extended breaks in operations.
STIHL ErgoStart (E)
STIHL 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. A coil spring between the starter cord and the crankshaft smoothes out force peaks, making them virtually undetectable through the cord itself.
Simplified starting system
Simply set the choke, pump the fuel primer, pull the starter cord and away you go! The running machine then switches off after a brief press of the stop button. Once the machine is at a standstill, the ignition activates again automatically. Thus the ignition is always ready for starting.
When used in conjunction with a harness, the bike handle enables a smooth mowing action. The bike handle allows the machine to be easily guided, making it ideal for working on large areas and thus reducing fatigue.
Power output kW/bhp
Weight kg 1)
Sound pressure level dB(A) 2)
Sound power level dB(A) 2)
Vibration levels left/right m/s² 3)
Vibration levels left/right with metal blade m/s² 3)
Overall length m 4)
Standard cutting tool
AutoCut C 25-2
Tank volume l
1) without cutting tool and deflector 2) Power factor according to DIR2006/42/EC=2.5(dB(A)) 3) (K) factor according to Dir. 2006/42/EC = 2m/s² 4) without tool
The MITOX® 280BVX Premium is a lightweight yet high performance leaf blower/vacuum suitable for the home/landowner wanting value for money without compromise. The MITOX® Premium Range engine delivers high power output and combined with a specially designed fan and mulching blade delivers optimum performance whether leaf blowing or vacuuming. Ease of operation is the focus of the 280BVX which features class leading anti vibration of 2.0m/s, allowing long fatigue free use and true user comfort, as well as other intuitive functions like easy-start, auto-choke return, cruise control and much more. The MITOX® 280BVX features a 2 year homeowner warranty
The 280BVX Premium features an ultra lightweight design for easy operation.
Class Leading Vibration
The MITOX® 280BVX offers commercial levels of anti-vibration from a value for money homeowner machine. Suitable for long periods of use in optimum comfort.
The MITOX® 280BVX can be used as either a dedicated blower, or a vacuum with the additional feature of a shredding function, allowing a reduction ratio of 12:1. For ease of use the machine can be converted from blower to vacuum quickly using the quick release tub system.
Intuitive Function and Controls
As with all MITOX® Premium models, functionality and user comfort is paramount. Simple features like auto choke return, soft touch handles and quick release tubes make the 280BVX perfect for the homeowner who wants true performance and value for money
Innovative Blower Tube Design
The MITOX® 280BVX features an innovative kinked blower tube to offset the machines gyro forces meaning the machine is effortless to handle during use.
Simple feature allows the speed to be set for easier operation
High Blowing & Vacuuming Capacity
The high power MITOX® Premium engine and specially designed fan deliver high performance in any work environment
Auto return stop switch
Stop switch automatically resets to the ON position for trouble-free starting.