CHIPPER manufacturer Först has unveiled its 8D Series, which it says brings Stage V-compliant diesel engine technology to the woodchipper industry with more power and performance than ever before.

Hosting a 55 hp Doosan diesel engine, the 8D is 10 hp up on the previous model.

The original 8 Series quickly became the industry favourite for its fast, aggressive performance, robust build quality and exceptional simplicity, says Först. It has become the best-selling 8” woodchipper in the UK and Europe. The 8D Series builds on that heritage while offering greater power and productivity.

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An 8” x 10” capacity woodchipper, it comes with the standard Först performance features you would expect including ‘FörstGrip’ feed rollers, said to offer unmatched crushing power, the ‘Open Flywheel’ system and ‘AutoIntelligence’ stress control. Boasting 55 hp, Först says 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, the machine weighs in at 1,450 kg for the ST8D, 1,600 kg for the TR8D and 2,250 kg for the XR8D. The road-going version is towed with heavy-duty running gear, fully braked chassis and handbrake.

There is no doubting the robust construction of the 8D Series, Först says, with strengthening supports and gussets in the areas that take the most abuse, with all-steel panels, large ‘C’ section and oversized bearings throughout.

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