Forst ST8


There’s simply no comparison or compromise with the Först ST8 which combines compact usability with outstanding performance and quality.

This 8″ wood chipper boasts the famous ForstGrip feed-roller system, auto-intelligence and a flywheel with enough intertia to move a mountain.

The ST8 really does ravage timber and sets 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.


Orange Plant is an official sales and service partner for Först machines and you can purchase this machine from any one of our three Northern depots. You can also try before you buy with our FREE demonstrations on ALL new Forst machines.

You can purchase any of our new or used machines outright or through finance. We have a dedicated brokerage service that offer you a tailored finance option to suit your situation. They specialise in funding all machinery and vehicles for the arboricultural industry.

Our Sales team are also available to answer any of your questions or provide you with any further information. Call us on 0191 236 7795 or complete the enquiry form on the right and we will get back to you as soon as possible.



Manufacturer Först
Model ST8
Type Road tow
Infeed size 8” x 10” (200 x 255mm)
Feed roller system ForstGrip
Flywheel system Open top flywheel
Engine 45hp Kubota diesel
No stress system Auto-intelligence no stress device
Feed system Auto-intelligence fully water and vibration proof touch pads
Fuel capacity 35litres
Noise Level Lwa 122dB
Width 1500mm
Length 3669mm
Height (chute on) 2370mm
Weight 1250kg
Brakes Fully braked chassis and handbrake

Key features

  • Outstanding performance
  • Spare wheel
  • Compact usability
  • Robust light board