The Först line-up at Saltex displays a range of formidable woodchippers. There are wheeled and tracked machines to meet the needs of arborists, landscapers, groundcare professionals, and local authorities around the world. In just nine years since building their first chipper, Först has become Europe’s leading woodchipper manufacturer and a global brand. In the UK, Först’s special emphasis at Saltex is on their entire towable range now being available to all customers, given the upcoming changes to towing regulations. Först boasts the world’s most powerful 6” wheeled chipper, the ST6D 42. Fast and hungry, the ST6D has a wide hopper, robust all-steel construction and derives its power from a 42hp Doosan DPF engine. There is also a 24hp Kubota, naturally aspirated diesel.
The Först ST8D is an 8” capacity wheeled 55hp chipper with a huge amount of torque and phenomenal power to make light work of any type of timber and brash up to 8” in diameter. The Doosan engine is Stage 5 compliant and coupled with the large Först ‘open top’ flywheel and FörstGrip feed roller system, it has all the performance and power while still weighing in at 1375kg. It will now be towable by anyone with a standard driving licence thanks to the upcoming change in regulations. For the fastest, most aggressive sub 750kg chipper look no further than the Först ST6P. It is the best-selling 6” capacity petrol woodchipper in the UK and Europe with masses of power from the fuel efficient and emission compliant Vanguard 37hp V-Twin engine. At its heart, the ST6P uses the same chipping chamber, flywheel, feed roller system and hopper as its big brother, the ST6D, yet it remains sub 750kg.
Anybody looking for a turntable chipper that is fast, aggressive, robust yet incredibly compact and user friendly will find it in the Först TT6. It is a true 6” x 8” capacity machine that handles all types of material, from the dense and wet to awkward forks and limbs. It weighs in at less than 750kg and is a perfect match for the contractor and arborist working in an urban area. The Först TR8D is the ultimate for anyone who needs a tracked chipper, with its 55hp diesel engine delivering aggressive performance. High-speed tracking and remote control come as an option. Saltex stand C050. For more information, visit www.forstglobal.com or call +44 1264 721790.