Forest Master Compact Electric Start Petrol Wood Chipper 6HP
The FM6DD is a patent-pending (GB2008049.5) compact petrol wood chipper capable of chipping wood up to 50mm (2 inches) in diameter. The FM6DD’s powerful 6hp LCT engine can rotate the chipper drum at a maximum of 3600rpm. This enables it to easily chip all kinds of freshly cut wood from hard to soft. It is a direct drive for better performance and this also means that there are no belts or chains that you have to keep adjusting.
This model is an upgraded Electric Start version for those who don’t want to deal with the hassle of a pull start. The electric start version also includes a backup pull-start. If you wish to purchase a pull-start only edition – view our FM6DD wood chipper.
The FM6DD has twin reversible blades so that when one side becomes worn from use the blades can simply be turned around to use the second side. This saves the need for constant resharpening and effectively doubles the life of the blades. The lightweight and compact size of the chipper enables it to be extremely manoeuvrable and easy to store. Both the feed hopper and the discharge chute have a hinged chute design, enabling the user to easily access the drum for quick maintenance. The end of the FM6DD’s discharge chute can be angled to direct the chips.
The FM6DD is powered by the latest LCT Maxx Series 208cc 4 Stroke engine. LCT are a US-owned company that manufacture 4 stroke engines that are used in a wide variety of outdoor power equipment.
The powerful and compact wood chipper only requires minimal maintenance, you are only required to check the oil level and the cutting blades of the chipper, both of which can be easily replaced or refilled in just a few short moments.
The entrance leading directly to the cutter (hopper chute) is 95mm x 95mm. The upper section has a CE plate fitted. This safety plate is not required for the USA or Canada.
View the Frequently Asked Questions page to explore all the commonly asked questions regarding the Electric Wood Chipper.
Note that this machine is shipped dry and requires engine oil. Use standard 4 Stroke oil such as 10W-40.
- 6hp 208cc 4 Stroke LCT Maxx Series reliable engine. Direct drive, no belts involved so no loss of performance
- Twin reversible blades giving them a much longer life span
- Direct Drive – No inconvenience of Belts or Chains
- Minimal Maintenance
- This powerful compact chipper will shred just about every type of garden foliage. Will shred branches up to 50 mm
- Lightweight only 38kg*
- The hopper and chute are hinged and can be folded away to minimise its storage capacity. Takes up less space than an average wheelbarrow
- 1 Year Warranty
- Some minor assembly is required
- European Design 008171813
- Internationally Protected (PCT/IB2021/054494)
Brian McElroy (verified owner) –
Delivered promptly to France. I have a large garden including a woodland area so this will be invaluable in dealing with all the cuttings. Only used once so far but impressed with the machine, many thanks.
Murray B. (verified owner) –
Great service only issue was instructions for building chipper. Straightforward apart from fact that with the electric start model needs to be emphasised that battery and compartment need to be attached at same time as the main body to the wheels. It states that but in the instructions it is on the following page so had to undo all bolts again which became very awkward and time consuming.
jeffrey s. (verified owner) –
Great piece of equipment, easy to assemble, super fast delivery.
Patrick Cook (verified owner) –
Forest master gave very good service from ordering to delivery. Their clear and comprehensive website made choosing the correct machine easy. The machine is an excellent shredder that is simple to operate.
A more comprehensive tool/ socket set would be a useful addition. I bought my shredder fully assembled but would not have been able to assemble it with the tool kit provided. Spanners / sockets to fit all nuts would be helpful, as would a detachable handle to make moving the shredder more easy.
With its large wheels and relatively light weight the shredder moves well but as it is not a big machine you have to bend over a long way to hold the shredder whilst moving it which is uncomfortable. A handle for moving the machine which could be detached whilst operating it would be a good addition.
These are minor points and I am very pleased with the shredder. I anticipate that it will become a favourite piece of garden equipment.
John De Cann (verified owner) –
Joe crabtree –
I love the forestmaster log splitter and have just used it today,I never use an axe(as i am to to elderly,but look forward to doing the logs on the forestmaster splitter,just wish I could find a kindling attachment or used machine it does not matter how slow it is as long it is electric,the axe has had to be hung up for good now,if anyone knows where there is one for sale it would be good to know,have fun using your forestmaster splitter as I do,thankyou forestmaster joe south lakes,Cumbria.
John H. (verified owner) –
Ordered pre assemble which arrived a few days after payment…. Chipper strapped down to a small pallet and well covered with cling wrap!.. Lovely compact machine which is easy for one person to manoeuvre… Machine as yet unused but cannot fault service provided by seller!… Thank you!
Dan (verified owner) –
Excellent, easy start and does exactly as I want thank you
Tim Addis (verified owner) –
Russell (verified owner) –
Great little chipper for size and price, easy to move around, dose its job fine
Ricky Watkins (verified owner) –
Looks a good machine started easily not used yet but very loud it would appear
Matthew Callis (verified owner) –
Bought this chipper after the hired one turned up blunt and not fit for the job.
This little ‘beast’ is a proper chipper. Processed 100s of Kg’s of Laurel an hour. Ran it ALL day long only stopping to cool down and refuel – no issues!!
Unless your a tree surgeon this should handle most jobs. Electric start is well worth the extra. Easy to move on wheels and light enough for a big lad to pick up.
Oliver Phillips (verified owner) –
Peter G. (verified owner) –
Very pleased with this product it’s performance is excellent
chris blake (verified owner) –
Amanda (verified owner) –
Worked it bank holiday weekend for most of two days. About 6 ltrs of fuel
+ seems to cope with strait bits of wood very well (obviously that fit through the holes provided)
Engine seemed to cope well, only thing with the engine is it need to have the choke on to start it , even after five or ten mins work.
If you get a piece that’s got a fork in or has knot it can be hard to get the wood through the holes, a 2” consistent gap it would be ok.
If you buy spare blades……you get one but the unit has two, I think it should say spare double sided blade…order two to replace both.
Overall I was happy, it did what I wanted
andrew hicks (verified owner) –
Arrived 5days after ordering very fast cocedering where I live , simple to assembled, compact and very easy to use , very efficient , not overly noisy, A superb bit of kit
Jeffrey T. (verified owner) –
shame the battery was as flat as a pancake,but apart from that it works as it should
PETER N. (verified owner) –
First class service and quick delivery, all in all good value product. Pleased with the woodchipper and would buy from them again. Bought the electric start FM6DDES and it started first turn of the key. Easy assembly if you follow the FM instructions manual and not the guy on youtube who puts the bolts in upside down and makes it hard work for himself! Read the manual from start to finish first, look carefully at the way the bolts go in and no problems.
Ian (verified owner) –
Harald (verified owner) –
Shipping address incomplete, however very fast reaction from customer service
andrew p. (verified owner) –
Absolute brilliant machine, plenty of power. Made easy work of the conifers I reduced by over 2m. Payed for itself on day one by the number of skips I’d have needed. Worth every penny. Trust me you won’t be disappointed if your looking to buy one 👍🏻
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David Maitland (verified owner) –
Dry disappointed. No oil has been received. Email sent but no response.
Paul C. (verified owner) –
Didn’t know what to expect from this little chipper, I have a willow that needs a copping every year and have used an electric garden shredder in the past but was slow and time consuming. Don’t be put off by the size it’s more than powerful enough to deal with branches up to 50mm or 2 inch. It is for home use but I have to say I’m happy with the little beast for the money.
MARTYN WEBSTER (verified owner) –
FIRST CLASS DELIVERY SERVICE,EXCELLENT PRODUCT,BUT YOU DID NOT INCLUDE OPERATERS MANUAL WITH DELIVERY.
Alyson L. (verified owner) –
Little Monster! I’ve waited too long for this. Bought assembled and just added oil and petrol as instructed. Turned the key and off we go. Munched through Willow Silver Birch and Beech hedge with ease. Very sturdy and I found easy to move by tipping and wheeling from input end. The protection feeding plate is shaped with two holes and to be honest a little restrictive if you have a couple knots or small branches coming off main piece, would think a straight cut across would be easier for feeding and still offer protection. Great service, plenty of questions answered and delivery as agreed. Thank you.
Alison (verified owner) –
Machine kept on jamming, and then becoming clogged up with ‘sawdust’ before stopping. So really disappointed with first trial . We were chipping laurel that had been cut 3 days previously. Company advised me that it needs to be very freshly cut wood, and as it hasn’t stopped raining since we have been unable to test further with freshly cut wood.
Christopher Wells (verified owner) –
Excellent piece of kit. Just what I need for my small business to help reduce garden waste. Managed to chip some sizeable waste and am impressed with its power and a good compact size. Cannot wait to begin using on jobs and impressing my customers with free wood chippings!
Patrick L. (verified owner) –
Une machine au top. Je ne regrette absolument pas mon choix, un excellent rapport qualité/prix.
J’ai utilisé cette machine pendant plus d’une semaine à temps complet. J’ai broyé du saule, du tilleul, du laurier et du cerisier sans aucuns problèmes. Je valide le diamètre de 50mm annoncé pour cette machine. Les copeaux sortent relativement fin. Ils sont utilisables directement dans les plates-bandes. J’ai produit environ 3 à 4 m3 de broyats.
Je n’ai même pas changé les couteaux qui commencent seulement à se marquer.
Je recommande cette machine à tous ceux qui se posent plein de questions et qui n’ont pas d’expérience dans ce domaine.
La livraison s’est faite en 2 colis distincts, le montage des 2 éléments est très simple.
J’avais également commandé 2 jeux de couteaux d’avance et 2 bidons d’huile (1 plein = 1bidon).
Paul (verified owner) –
Great little machine that is so satisfying to use and create great mulch for the garden.
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