Forst launches 8D Series of Diesel-powered woodchippers

by | Sep 15, 2020 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

Forst has launched its new 8D Series. Hosting a 55hp Doosan Diesel engine the 8D is 10hp up on the previous model. The original Forst 8 Series has become the best-selling 8” woodchipper in the UK and Europe.

The 8” x 10” capacity woodchipper comes with the standard Forst performance features including ‘ForstGrip’ feed rollers, 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, it 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. It features strengthening supports and gussets in the areas that take the most abuse, with all-steel panels large ‘C’ section and oversized bearings throughout.