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Simply no comparison or compromise. An industry first, true 8” performance tool combining compact usability with outstanding performance and quality.

Boasting the 8”x10” ForstGrip feedroller system, Autointelligence no stress system and a flywheel big enough and with enough inertia to move a mountain this machine will ravage timber.

The ST8 really does set a benchmark for all round excellence. If you’ve been impressed with the ST6 then the ST8 will blow you away. It’s through and through Först. Tough, fast and relentless.

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Technical Specification

Feed Roller Aperture8” x 10” (200 x 255mm)
Feed Roller SystemForstGrip Feed Roller System
Flywheel SystemOpen Top Flywheel (728 x 30mm) Twin 10” Blades
EngineKubota Diesel (V1505T) 45hp Turbo
No Stress SystemAutoIntelligence No Stress Device
Feed SystemAutoIntelligence Fully Water & Vibration Proof Touch Pads
Fuel Capacity (L)35.0000
Noise LevelLwa 122dB
Machine Width (mm)1500.00
Machine Length (mm)3669.00
Machine Height (Chute On) (mm)2370.00
Weight (Kg)1250.0000
BrakesFully Braked Chassis & Handbrake

tick_icon Premium materials and build quality

Built to last.  Först machines are built to a high standard with premium quality fabricated components power coated to a high standard.  There is no compromise with thickness of steel and quality of component parts on a Först machine, these machines are built to stand up to the rigors of the job you do.

Big greasable bearings throughout the robust components gives Först the edge for quality and reliability.

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Just two catches give you access to the engine bay for all servicing and engine maitenance.  The 'one piece' bonnet hinges up on a heavy duty gas damper allowing unhindered and free access.

The unfastening of two bolts allows the chipping chamber cover to hinge over exposing the flywheel and feed roller mechanism for easy blade changes and routine checks and maintenance.

One bolt gives access to the horizontal anvil which can be turned or replaced in just a few minutes to ensure the blade is cutting against a true and square edge.

A single bank of grease nipples allow you to grease bearings without lifting any covers or removing guards. 

A warranty to see you right

Exactly what it says on the tin. Every New Forst Woodchipper comes with an absolutely guaranteed, no quibble 3 year warranty to take any concerns related to owning machinery away and make your purchase decision as straight forward as possible. Any machine is only as good as the backup and support given by the manufacturer. With Forst you can be assured of the best of both worlds. Warranty to see you right through and outstanding machine performance make Forst the perfect work partner for any arboricultural contractor, tree surgeon, council or hire company.

Make no mistake, Först Woodchippers are built to stand up to the hard life you give them and we’ll stand beside you all the way.

Enquire about the Först ST8

Get in touch to request further information or to book a absolutely free, no obligation demonstration. There is nothing like getting a machine working on the job, get in touch to experience Först for yourself!

Call Us: 01264 721790