Woodchippers / Tracked Woodchippers / Först XR8
XR8D Traxion8" Capacity / Diesel
ForstGrip Feed Roller System ForstGrip Feed Roller System Zoom

ForstGrip Feed Roller System

The Forst Unique feedroller system with emphasis on exceptional crushing power. The ForstGrip top feed roller climbs on an arc toward the timber, pulling the material toward the flywheel and naturally climbing butt ends to make infeed grip exceptional. Twin high tension springs either side of the roller as well as the sheer weight and gravitational pull mean even the toughest forks and limbs are broken

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Traxion Embankment System Traxion Embankment System Zoom

Traxion Embankment System

Hugely strong scissor action parallel leg system gives this machine exceptional versatility on banks up to 35 degrees

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High Speed Tracking

Get to the worksite quicker – this machine lets you get a move on

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Emergency Tracking recovery system

Emergency Tracking recovery system

An optional system to allow you to track the machine off site in the event of engine or hydraulic failure. The completely self-contained battery powered tracking recovery system has its own hydraulic reservoir meaning you can track the machine even if you lose hydraulic fluid or function. 

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Amazing velocity

This machine will get rid of chip seriously fast and hard even if it is wet and green. A massive benefit when throwing the chip up the bankside

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55HP Doosan DPF Diesel 55HP Doosan DPF Diesel Zoom

55HP Doosan DPF Diesel

Plenty of power from this excellent engine. Doosan's are built tough – just like Först chippers.

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Tracking Torque

Twin hydraulic pumps driven directly off the engine PTO give this machine massive torque to the tracks, essential for climbing banks. No belts to worry about.

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AutoIntelligence Control System

A simple yet advanced electrical control system taking care of all the electrics on the machine. A completely water and vibration proof system designed and tested in the toughest environments.

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XR8D Traxion8" Capacity / Diesel

Exceptional chipping performance delivered by a 55hp Doosan DPF diesel engine combined with the Forst chipping system and Traxion embankment system to give a truly versatile and agile machine which will traverse banks up to 35 degrees. 

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3 Year Warranty as standard

Exactly what it says on the tin. Every New Forst Wood Chipper comes with an absolutely guaranteed, no quibble 3 Year Warranty. It’s all about making your life and job easy and that’s just what the 3 Year Warranty is designed to do. We’ll give you an excellent product and an outstanding warranty to make your purchase decision as straight forward as possible.

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Specification
Feed Roller System ForstGrip Feed Roller System – 8” x 10” (200 x 225mm)
Flywheel System Open Top Flywheel (728 x 30mm) Twin 10” Blades
Engine 55hp Doosan DPF Diesel
No Stress System AutoIntelligence No Stress Device
Feed System AutoIntelligence Fully Water & Vibration Proof Touch Pads
Capacity 35 Litres
Noise Level Lwa 122dB
Machine Length 2730mm
Weight 2135kg
Machine Width - Closed 1503mm
Machine Width - Open 2020mm
Machine Height Closed 2526mm
Machine Height Open (Chute on) 2841mm
Features
Stage 5 Compliant 55HP Diesel

Stage 5 Compliant 55HP Diesel

Phenomenal performance from a 55hp Doosan DPF diesel. A robust and proven engine offering exceptional performance and chipping speed.  

Traxion Embankment System

Traxion Embankment System

Tough and robust scissor action parallel leg system gives this machine exceptional versatility allowing you to expand and retract the legs independently to make for safe tracking on the bank side or simply to negotiate over obstacles. With a massive ground clearance of 695mm when fully expanded and a width of 1230mm this machine will pass over large obstacles with ease. With one track expanded this system will traverse banks up to 35 degrees.

High Speed Tracking

High Speed Tracking

Piggyback hydraulic pumps means gives high speed tracking and excellent torque

ForstGrip Feed Roller System

ForstGrip Feed Roller System

The Forst Unique feedroller system with emphasis on exceptional crushing power. The ForstGrip top feed roller climbs on an arc toward the timber, pulling the material toward the flywheel and naturally climbing butt ends to make infeed grip exceptional. Twin high tension springs either side of the roller as well as the sheer weight and gravitational pull mean even the toughest forks and limbs are broken

Open Top Flywheel System

Open Top Flywheel System

Simply phenomenal velocity when chipping. Forst will throw the chip right to the front of your wagon due to the open top flywheel system with large gusseted draught fins at the rear. Chip is thrown, not blown meaning blockages on wet material are simply not a problem.

AutoIntelligence

AutoIntelligence

A simple yet advanced electrical control system taking care of all the electrics on the machine. Historically electrics on plant and machinery are a troublesome – AutoIntelligence overcomes this with a completely water and vibration proof system designed and tested in the toughest environments. This system gives excellent usability and outstanding reliability, it will also make you aware when servicing is due and will recommend routine maintenance.

Robust construction

Robust construction

No compromise in quality and strength - all fabrications are flanged and finished to a high standard

Autointelligence

Autointelligence

A simple yet advanced electrical control system taking care of all the electrics on the machine. Historically electrics on plant and machinery are a troublesome – AutoIntelligence overcomes this with a completely water and vibration proof system designed and tested in the toughest environments. This system gives excellent usability and outstanding reliability, it will also make you aware when servicing is due and will recommend routine maintenance.

More Details

Exceptional chipping performance delivered by a 55hp Doosan DPF diesel engine combined with the Traxion embankment system, this machine is rock solid and unbelievably stable on banks up to 35 degrees. This machine not only wins when it comes to ability to grip and remain stable on the bank, it has class leading ground clearance too which makes it all the easier for passing over rough terrain.

Direct drive hydraulics taken straight of the 55hp engine means this machine has amazing torque and tracking ability on the bank side, it is fast too, getting you to the worksite quicker.

Warranty Information

3 Year warranty as standard

Exactly what it says on the tin. Every New Forst Wood Chipper comes with an absolutely guaranteed, no quibble 3 Year Warranty. It’s all about making your life and job easy and that’s just what the 3 Year Warranty is designed to do. We’ll give you an excellent product and an outstanding warranty to make your purchase decision as straight forward as possible.

We won’t run away from the fact that we do have issues every now and then, and who doesn’t? The difference is that we’ll make sure you are supported when misfortune does occur and that you are kept on schedule and working at your best.

Any machine is only as good as the backup and support given by the manufacturer. With Forst you can be assured of a genuine Warranty to back you as well as a rock solid and high performance machine. Forst is the perfect work partner for any arboricultural contractor, tree surgeon, council or hire company. Make no mistake, Forst Wood Chippers are built to stand up to a hard life, and we’ll stand beside you all the way.

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