The range of Först diesel woodchippers equipped with Doosan engines have now been approved for use with hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel.
HVO is a paraffinic diesel fuel that offers a significant reduction in net greenhouse gas emissions. Available from most fuel wholesalers, it eliminates up to 90% of net CO2 emissions as well as reduces nitrogen oxide, particulate matter and carbon monoxide.
Först’s senior engineer, Gary Wheelband, commented on the new fuel option: “We’re extremely pleased to enable Först customers to switch to a more environmentally friendly fuel option without the need for any additional investment in fuel storage or infrastructure, and with no compromise on the performance our woodchippers are known for. The benefits of HVO aren’t just related to sustainability – it can be bulk stored, is cheaper than pump fuel and has a much longer shelf life than diesel or petrol.”
Machines available to run with HVO fuel are the ST6D42 and ST8D55 in the wheeled woodchipper range and the TR6D42, TR8D55 and the XR8D in the tracked woodchipper line up. The company also offers a comprehensive three-year warranty and sells direct into England and Wales.
For more information go to www.forstglobal.com