Forst XR8 Traxion


The Först XR8 Traxion is the ultimate utility arboricultural contractor’s wood chipper; tough and fast with the ability to get right where you need it.

Never before has such a high performance chipper been able to access places the XR8 can simply crawl to. The Traxion embankment system has a tough and robust scissor action parallel leg system to give the machine exceptional versatility. The legs expand and retract independently to make for safe tracking on the bank side and negotiate over obstacles.

No strength has been spared or corners cut with a machine as safety critical as the XR8. This machine is designed to work in his risk areas like steep embankments, made extra tough with huge bolts and plenty of steel.

The unique Först feed-roller system gives exceptional crushing power and the infamous ForstGrip top feed-roller climbs on an arc toward the timber, pulling the material toward the flywheel and naturally climbing butt ends to make infeed grip exceptional. The XR8 breaks the toughest forks and limbs with twin high tension springs either side of the roller as well as sheer weight.


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 0191 236 7795 or complete an enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.



Manufacturer Först
Model XR8 Traxion
Type Tracked
Infeed size 8" x 10" (200mm x 255mm)
Feed roller system ForstGrip
Engine 50hp Kubota diesel
No stress system Auto-intelligence no stress system
Feed system Auto-intelligence fully water and vibration proof touch pads
Fuel capacity 35litres
Noise level Lwa 122dB
Width (closed) 1510mm
Width (fully open) 2020mm
Length 2730mm
Height (closed and chute on) 2521mm
Height (fully open and chute on) 2841mm
Weight 2075kg
Tracks Traxion embankment system

Key features

  • Parallel linkage leg system
  • Exceptional crushing power
  • Designed to work in high risk areas
  • Negotiable over obstacles