Först launch new fuel efficient petrol powered woodchipper

by | Jul 25, 2017 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

Först, a leading supplier of high performance and robust woodchippers, is fully prepared for the Stage V emissions regulations coming into force in 2019 with the launch of a new fuel efficient, petrol powered woodchipper.

The ST6P is an extension of Först’s popular range of six-inch capacity machines, which is powered by a 37hp V twin petrol engine, meaning the woodchipper not only weighs under 750kg, but also matches the strength and performance that users have come to expect from Först’s diesel powered machines.

Specifically designed for contractors, arborists, landscapers and farmers, Först were able to manufacture the sub 750kg ST6P woodchipper through the use of a lighter engine, GRP panels and a shorter chassis. This allowed Först to utilise the same chipping chamber, flywheel, hopper, and feed roller system used on its popular ST6 machine, building on its reputation of bringing fast, aggressive and robust woodchippers to market.

Doug Ghinn, Director at Först, commented: “The new engines emissions regulations coming into force in 2019 will have a huge impact on the industry and it’s vitally important that we introduce a new Stage V compliant machine to ensure our customers can be fully prepared for these changes far ahead of time.

“Diesel engines will continue to be popular in the arboriculture industry, but it’s important that operators are aware that petrol engines can maintain the power and robustness that diesel engines provide, with the added benefit of being quieter during operation.

“The introduction of the ST6P not only delivers exceptional performance and reliability, but also ensures users don’t have to incur costs to obtain the necessary license to tow a machine over 750kg, offering true value to tree surgeons and contractors.”

The ST6P woodchipper boasts the features and benefits contractors and tree surgeons have come to expect with Först, including the manufacturer’s unique feedroller system (FörstGrip), which ensures exceptional crushing power. The FörstGrip top feed roller climbs on an arc toward the timber, pulling material down toward the flywheel and naturally climbing butt ends to make the infeed grip exceptional to break the toughest of forks and limbs.

The machine also features an open top flywheel system ensuring chip is thrown, not blown, minimising blockages on wet material and helping to maintain increased velocity when chipping.

As with the whole range of Först woodchippers, the ST6P comes with a three-year warranty as standard for complete peace of mind and is backed up by Först first class service offering.

For more information on Först’s high performance range of woodchippers, or to book a demonstration, visit www.forst-woodchippers.com or call 01264 721790.

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