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    ST6p

    Most common failure for feed roller shafts is large Y prices ! A chipper with good performing feed rollers will pull in most lengths of timber, Y prices squash through the hopper and spring open with great force causing feed roller shafts to fail or with some other brands of chipper it can brake the feed roller hydraulic motor drive shaft . Cut your Y pieces, simple prevention failure is operators abuse! It’s a chipper not a compactor
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    Fuel Injection Chainsaw

    So who has seen the new Stihl fuel injection chainsaw? And whats the verdict?
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    ST6p

    I Guess that's simple the beauty of Forst..
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    Bolting a log spitter on a st8

    In theory yes you could ! But seriously it’s not designed to do that and it would void any warranty you have! Your hydraulic system in your chipper is closed circuit if you start splitting joins apart or fitting QR fittings then you run the risk of getting contamination in the hydraulics and then your be buying a new pump, oil and filter! Which would be the biggest part of buying a chipper with its own engine and pump and if you sell your current splitter your be even nearer!
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    Chipper blade change guide - Jensen

    Yeah your right! That’s what you get for texting faster than you can think.. Also blade set to close can suffer from wood/chip getting stuck between the two forcing the flywheel to flex and causing a undesirable effect!
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    Forst ST8 belt/tensioner question

    So in your scenario what if the Manager is also the Engineer! or the Engineer is also the Director!?
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    Chipper blade change guide - Jensen

    I’am guessing by the fact your adjusting the blades each time you have the older style flywheel which has 2 adjusting bolts on the rear edge of each blade! In most cases the blade angle to anvil is adjusted by moving the main flywheel bearings This will normally result in adjustment of reducing or increasing the gap but the the blade to anvil closest point is always the edge nearest the centre of the flywheel If you have new or good flywheel bearings small gap is fine the outer edge is a larger gap still good! As the flywheel will isolate when spinning at speed a little bit and then you stick a lump of wood in its way and so it will then isolate a lot but that’s ok because you have a tapered blade gap Make your gap to small and one day your be posting pictures of your chipper where the flywheel has been trying to climb out of the chipper or it’s spitting chunks of steel out of everywhere! Anvil changing well like blades depends what your chipping! Some anvils are single use some are reversible those that are should only be turned once not each blade change or every other but when on inspection it is deemed no longer serviceable, refacing in some cases can be done but caution refacing some anvils could have undesired effects, the anvil has been manufactured the size it is for a reason! and it fits snuggle in position and is just the right height and thickness to do its job also like blades they are ground to angles to assist performance. Like blades when fitting anvils it is so important to clean every bit of chip, dirt and crap out before fitting. As many will know but possibly some won’t a bit of dirt or wood or stone gets stuck between the anvil mounting and the anvil it will break down over time due to compression and vibrating and fall out like dust leaving you with a loose anvil next to a high speed spinning flywheel!! Or if it’s behind the anvil it could cause it to warp and make contact with the flywheel blades!
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    Chipper blade change guide - Jensen

    This is what a Jensen manual says!
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    Forst ST8 belt/tensioner question

    Isn’t that the same as the engineer says one thing and the management sill have no idea!
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    Chipper blade change guide - Jensen

    What I was saying in the past 10 years I’ve only seen 3 Jensen chippers with shins fitted and I’ve seen quite a lot! Neither is that because they all had new blades fitted! In Europe Jensen set the chippers with a wide gap at blade to anvil, when they were imported by Redwood they reset/reduced the gap for the UK market. Therefore the gap produced by wear/resharpening has a bigger allowance before and issue of the gap being to big that shims are needed..
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    Chipper blade change guide - Jensen

    Little bit of self correction new blades and anvil!
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    Chipper blade change guide - Jensen

    Simple rule to follow Minimum of 2 mm (thickness of a standard hacksaw blade) less than 2 mm runs the risk of blade to anvil contact, this gap should always be set with a new set of blades, Bolts, nuts,locking washer and mounting points on flywheel should be cleaned spotless, all traces of rust removed and a thin layer of copper grease to help stop corrosion, rust build up behind blades causes them to crack! Despite Jensen supplying shims with the chippers when new, I’ve found many owners don’t use them! I would be interested to hear how many do?
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    CS 100 Tight bolts on blades

    Toro bolts are used for a reason! A Torx head can... actually accept more torque than a hex head or Allen socket head as long as the proper torx bit is used, It's the same principle as a philips head screw as opposed to a slot head. The torx pattern has more bearing/contacting surface area to spread the torque force over. Failure is usually due to incorrect size, worn tools or incorrect angle of use. In relation to the torx bolts holding the blades on, a good quality impact driver (the type you hit with a hammer) with a socket style torx the correct size (IMPORTANT! Clean out torx head with small screw driver or pick) first tighten the torx bolt! One good blow of the hammer, then spray with penetrating fluid (WD40) now undo the torx bolt twith the impact drive 2-3 good hammer hits and they will normally be turning. Once removed Clean bolt threads with wire wheel or wire brush apply copper grease not loctite retighten To torque setting.
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    St8 feed roller gap

    When you left the top feed roll all the way up there is a threaded hole which one of the 2 bolts which hold down the flywheel top cover will screw in to and in sufficient will stop the feed roller from dropping back down This is not only safer (no chance of a block slipping but it also leaves everything free to work on but the important bit is you screw the bolt in sufficiently if not all the way.
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    St8 feed roller gap

    When you left the top feed roll all the way up there is a threaded hole which one of the 2 bolts which hold down the flywheel top cover will screw in to and in sufficient will stop the feed roller from dropping back down This is not only safer (no chance of a block slipping but it also leaves everything free to work on but the important bit is you screw the bolt in sufficiently if not all the way.
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    Forst ST8 belt/tensioner question

    The tensioner pulley does go on the inside, if you fit the belts on the outside you wont be able to apply any tension to the belts as the adjustment will only pull the idler roller outwards via the lock nut as can be seen in the above picture. Just a little extra to add regarding belts - Don't over tighten your hydraulic pump drive belt! as this could cause premature wear and failure of the pump!!
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    Anybody seen these in action?

    Was one of these on a AUSA training course back in 2001 they had just released it then with a single hook demountable body giving you multiple options! prices were around the £30,000 mark
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    Aspen 2 worth using ?

    1. it’s cheaper in bulk 2. it good for years 3. no plastic waste 4. barrel is recyclable steel 5. Time saved mixing & buying fuel 6. It will always be better for your health
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    Aspen 2 worth using ?

    You could always buy ASPEN in 200 Ltr barrels! No plastic to recycle....
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    Forst build quality

    To be fair the repairs to Forst chippers has got less as time goes by As lessons have been learnt, prevention has been put in place in most cases..
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    Recycling Stump Grinder

    We did this one a little while ago now but it was a Vermeer SC222 in need of a second life! First job was to give it a good steam clean so we could see the machine instead of mud and the remains of trees! Then It was a total sand blast, replacement of the centre pivot,pin & bushes, cutter wheel & bearings, third wheel, battery, fuel lines, fuel pump. New coat of paint, new drive belts, clutch, engine and finally decals. It now has many stumps to grind!!
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    Recycling Stump Grinder

    I believe yours has auto sweep and more horse power and slightly more refined!
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    Recycling Tractors

    A poor well used tractor taken in part exchange, it was touch and go what to do with this one! A good clean, removal of the cutting deck, full service, new grill fabricated, new coat of paint new seat, a change of tyres and things were looking up!! Now at its new home on a garden centre!
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    Recycling Chippers!

    We recently carried out a inspection of a customers chipper, which has had a hard life thanks to the previous owner who had rolled it at some point! But it’s been a pretty reliable chipper over the past few years but is in need of some heavy TLC,. So is it worth it? The chipper being narrow was favoured for rear garden access and the removable hopper also assists in the narrow side passages the engine is good and despite the track width being seized was working fine, so it was the rest of the working bits! Or in the case of some not working!! First thing was a complete strip down, sand blast & repaint with a epoxy primer followed by a coating of stone chip in the high impact areas and 3 layers of top coat colour With a lot of time spent fixing little details unseen like the corroded spool eternal indent locator, seized track sliders, dent body panels, twisted chute, deflector pivot & angle rod, stop bar seized pivots, flywheel top cover hinge, rewiring winch including installing a isolator switch, We moved on to fitting new feed rollers, shafts, bearings, drive gears, flywheel bearings, blades, anvil, radiator mesh screen, drive belts, oils, filters it was starting to look the part! Then came the decals and now we have a nice chipper recycled and ready to go back to action for a good many years. l
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    Recycling Chippers!

    We are in the west midlands

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