Forst 8D Series raises the bar again

Forst 8D Series raises the bar again: The introduction of the new Forst 8D Series brings Stage V compliant diesel engine technology to the woodchipper industry with more power and performance than ever before.

Hosting a 55hp Doosan Diesel engine the 8D is 10hp up on the previous model and raises the bar again in the 8” woodchipper category. The original Forst 8 Series quickly became the industry favourite for its fast, aggressive performance, robust build quality and exceptional simplicity. It has become the best-selling 8” woodchipper in the UK and Europe.

Forst 8D Series raises the bar again

Forst 8D Series raises the bar again

The 8D Series builds on that heritage and signals the way into the future offering greater power and productivity. An 8” x 10” capacity woodchipper, it comes with the standard Forst performance features you would expect including ‘ForstGrip’ feed rollers, offering unmatched crushing power, the ‘Open Flywheel’ system and ‘AutoIntelligence’ stress control. Boasting 55hp there is a huge amount of torque and phenomenal power delivering more chipping speed and efficiency to make light work of any type of timber and brash up to 8” in diameter.

With wheeled and tracked models, this is the machine for the contractor and even with this amount of power and several new design features it still weighs in at 1450kg for the ST8D, 1600kg for the TR8D and 2250kg for the XR8D. The road-going version is easily towed with heavy-duty running gear, fully braked chassis and handbrake. There is no doubting the robust construction of the 8D Series, featuring strengthening supports and gussets in the areas that take the most abuse, with all-steel panels large ‘C’ section and oversized bearings throughout.

Designed and built in the UK, Forst can now claim to be Europe’s largest woodchipper manufacturer and is available to buy direct from Forst headquartered in Andover, Hampshire.

Först provides a service network of its own people and approved service partners across the UK, which means service support for your Först chipper is never far away. For more information visit or call +44 1264 721790

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