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So my ST6 has started playing up again. Luckily just got an ST8 so have a back up but I need both chippers out at the moment to keep up with the work load.

 

The issue we are getting is it starts up runs for a bit and then cuts out completely whilst chipping. Seams to be alright for the first half of the day but then it’s almost like it’s over heating and is cutting out as soon as anything goes through the rollers.

 

The oil is fine, coolant is full and the machine is greased up.

 

It’s got plenty of other issues at the moment and need a proper service and going over which I plan to do as soon as I can get it away from work.

 

Any ideas? Anyone else had over heating issues with there Forst?

 

Thanks in advance.

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If it is an overheating (engine) then that’s bad.

 

My ST8 has a tendency  to clog the radiator screen if I chip dead thuja or birch (those little platelet seeds are just the right size for the screen holes)

 

If you don’t keep an eye on it it’ll overheat in minutes.

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If it is an overheating (engine) then that’s bad.
 
My ST8 has a tendency  to clog the radiator screen if I chip dead thuja or birch (those little platelet seeds are just the right size for the screen holes)
 
If you don’t keep an eye on it it’ll overheat in minutes.


Thanks Mick,

I figured it wasn’t good. I’ll take a look at the radiator cover today but it always seems alright.

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Washing out the fins of the rad in situ with a hose can reveal it is badly encrusted.


If there’s more time, Its not much work to get it off completely to thoroughly clean it.

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Why did you buy another forst,  if you were already having issues with the first one ???

 

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35 minutes ago, essential said:

Why did you buy another forst,  if you were already having issues with the first one ???

 

Might not be any other options when it comes to part exchanging - I’m not sure how much other dealers would offer as a trade in...

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I have the forst guy ring me at least 2 times a month asking if I want a forst on demo and I tell him every time even if they did me a one made of Gold I wouldn’t have one...I started with Greenmech and will stay with Greenmech...have just put an order in for the new 750kg Evo 165p...have a 2018 150p to either sell private or trade in...sometimes I get the feeling these sales guys especially from forst are trying to hard with trying to move there Machines and are far to pushy....i here more bad then favourable things about forst to even consider buying one.

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Ours still in yard. Spoke to a contractor we use last week, he wont touch them after getting rid of his ( overheats)  K

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