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Europe’s Leading Chippers In Australia

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Since launching in 2013, Först have rapidly become the market leaders for commercial woodchippers throughout Europe.

The brand has become a firm favourite for arborists, rail contractors, local authorities and rental/hire companies thanks to their absolute focus on performance and reliability, as well as being the first company in the industry to offer a three-year, no quibble warranty on all machines.

Först chippers are now available throughout Australia thanks to an exclusive distribution deal with Global Machinery Sales. Global Machinery Sales supplies the arboriculture, forestry, access and landscaping industries with machines including woodchippers, stump grinders, spider lifts and forestry mowers across the country from their locations in Melbourne, Sydney and, from February 2022, Brisbane.

Global Machinery Sales offers both wheeled and tracked Först chippers, but has noted that Australian customers are particularly interested in the ST8D and ST6P models.

“One thing I hear a lot from contacts in the arb industry about Först chippers is ‘wow, someone has put some serious thought into these machines.’ The access to the engine, grease points, blades and variable speed controls are all designed around the end user, making service and maintenance easier,” says Brian Evans, Director at Global.

Boasting 45 horsepower with a huge amount of torque and phenomenal performance, the Först ST8D makes light work of any type of timber and brash up to 8″ in diameter. The ST8D is fast, aggressive and powerful with its Kubota diesel engine delivering exceptional fuel economy. The chipper is compact enough for the city, yet offers performance comparable to machines twice it’s physical size.

The Först ST6P is the fastest, most aggressive and most robust machine in its class making it the best-selling 6″ capacity petrol woodchipper in the UK and Europe. At the heart of the machine is the industry renowned FörstGrip feed roller system and Först flywheel system giving this machine unmatched performance in processing all types of material.

Brian’s son Sam Evans, who also works in the business as the General Manager shares this feedback from an ST6P customer: “The customer came back saying that the Först machine did the job in half the time of the last chipper he’d rented – he was really pleased with it.”

The reliability and ease of maintenance for Först machines makes them ideal for arborists undertaking any type of work. Add to that their robust build quality and resulting ability to take a pounding from the most reckless of customers, why not consider adding Först machines to your fleet today?

For more information, please call Global Machinery Sales on 1300 072 926 or visit globalmachinerysales.com.au

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