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Compact Petrol 6HP Wood Chipper Direct Drive FM6DD
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Compact Petrol 6HP Wood Chipper Direct Drive FM6DD

From £429.16 From £412.49

  • Powered by the latest LCT 4 stroke engine
  • Twin reversible blades that extend product life-span
  • Direct Drive – no belts to need replacing
  • Shreds branches up to 50mm
  • Weighs only 38kg
  • 1-year warranty as standard
  • Patent Pending (GB2100107.8) / International (PCT/IB2021/054494)
(15 customer reviews)
Pull Start
Pull Start
Electric Start
Electric Start
No Spare Blades
No Spare Blades
x1 Set of Spare FM6DD Blades + Blade Removal Tool
x1 Set of Spare FM6DD Blades + Blade Removal Tool
600ML of 10W-40 Oil
600ML of 10W-40 Oil
No Oil
No Oil

Free Next Working Day Delivery for Mainland UK

  • 30 days easy returns
  • Order before 3 pm (UK Time) for same-day dispatch

Forest Master Compact Petrol Wood Chipper 6HP Garden Shredder

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.

We have two versions of the FM6DD available, a standard version that features a pull start and 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.

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)


Max Wood Diameter: 50mm / 2″*

Power: 6hp LCT Maxx series petrol engine 208cc 4 stroke

Max Drum Speed: 3600 rpm*

Net Weight: 38kg*

Overall Height: 780mm*

Overall Width: 480mm*

Overall Length: 910mm*

Number of Blades: 2 (reversible)

Warranty: 1 Year

Note that this machine is shipped dry and requires engine oil. Use standard 4 Stroke oil such as 10W-40.

*All figures are approximate



Additional information

Weight 38 kg

Pull Start, Electric Start

Replacement blades

No Spare Blades, x1 Set of Spare FM6DD Blades + Blade Removal Tool

Oil Add-on (600ml required)

600ML of 10W-40 Oil, No Oil

Shipping options

boxed, pre-assembled

15 reviews for Compact Petrol 6HP Wood Chipper Direct Drive FM6DD

  1. Simon (verified owner)

    Brilliant bit of kit to add to the collection. I’ve been looking for something like this for years, small enough to manage on my own but more than powerful enough not to be a complete waste of space/ money.
    *Double check the Knife-Anvil gap before first use…. I assumed it would’ve been set correctly but had to adjust it as it wasn’t feeding larger limbs. Goes like the clippers now though.
    Proper job. 👌🏻

  2. George (verified owner)

    Fabulous bit of kit. I got this about 3 months ago (8 day delivery during lockdown from UK to Balearic Islands, pretty amazing for a start) to replace an electric mulcher that’s given excellent service for years but has never managed well with the wild olive and other garrigue plants we have here. First impressions: really sturdy, well put together. Easy to assemble. Oil filling: bit of a fiddle but I suppose it’ll only be yearly so not a great issue. Starting: 3 months on (used frequently), starts first pull (except when I forget the “on” switch..). Use: full marks. It does exactly what I was hoping for, chewing through (up to 4/5cm) branches a leaving a fine mulch to put around trees. I’ll be trying composting with it in the winter. Transport: big wheels help but what’s best is that it fits in a wheelbarrow and can easily be moved from one place to another (2 acre plot). Size: fab, fits in the garage perfectly. Would a bigger machine give better performance? Probably. Woukd it tick as many boxes? I don’t think so. Very happy fo far, would strongly recommend.

  3. Andrew (verified owner)

    Really good quality machine. Firstly a very quick delivery to Northern Ireland which I wasn’t expecting. Assembly was very simple, and straight away you can tell the quality of the machine as everything is so sturdy and well put together. The engine started on the second pull and has started very well since. Very effective on all my freshly cut branches, and deals with all my hedge trimmings also. Would definitely recommend.

  4. Shauky (verified owner)

    After looking at the reviews of different machines came across forest-master. It’s compact size that I could fit into my estate car after taking the large chute off it.Delivery was really good but the packaging was shoddy and the parts were missing which got sorted out straight away after sending couple of emails. I am sure it would have been one off incident but the machine itself is quite something. Very well made and easy to put together works really well used it twice now and I am happy to say that it is a five star product. Very happy with it.

  5. Nick Fegan

    Finally, after getting this machine up and running, it’s only today I have put it through her paces! Can I recommend it: in a nutshell….a resounding YES, YES! It’s a beauty! Chewed and spat 2″ AND some 3″ Inch thick lilac bushes approx 3’/4′ long branches with leaves, no problems. I stripped a 12′ tree in less than an hour with this ‘little’ BEAST! Not good ONLY with leaves..must have a dry mix, and she’ll put anything by those choppers! BEST INVESTMENT this year!! Thanks, Forest Master.

  6. Peter (verified owner)

    An excellent piece of equipment and top quality customer service. I have now been using the machine for a week or so, and it made short work of a 12ft bushy conifer, as well as various branches from overgrown shrubs and roses, Next up is an unsightly leylandii hedge – a week’s work there, but I’m sure the chipper/shredder will cope.
    A few comments which may be of help.
    1. When setting the machine up for the first time, don’t stint on the engine oil. I put 600ml of oil in initially, but could not fire the machine up. Following very helpful and patient advice from the man at Forest Master, I added more oil, until it just overflowed, made sure the drum was running freely (it was a bit stiff to begin with) and it then fired up on the second pull. In fairness the manual said to fill the oil, until it was almost overflowing, but the manual also said that there was no dipstick, whereas mine came with a different engine, with two oilfilling holes, complete with dipsticks! Also, there is apparently an oil sensor level in the machine, which prevents starting if the oil level is too low. Perhaps these points should be added to the manual.
    2. I’ve learnt to be patient with branches which are very bent, or have a large amount of bushy top growth. Taking the time to cut such branches into smaller pieces makes for far faster progress.
    3. While it is possible to move the machine around, by holding the shute or the hopper, some sort of handle would make life a little easier.
    4. An extra bolt was included with the machine, but was not mentioned in the instructions. Initially, I panicked, thinking I’d missed something, but I then realised it was a spare bolt, for the drum, if ever required. Perhaps this could be mentioned in the instructions.

    Overall, though, a very good quality, sturdy and well built machine that performs well, and top marks for Forest Master’s customer service. Rapid delivery, and excellent help and advice available, if problems are experienced.

  7. Tommy Lyons

    Delivered to the West of Ireland from UK in double quick time. The best piece of garden equipment I ever purchased. Spent the last week shredding Leylandi branches. So easy to move around the garden. Very sturdy and well made. They say size matters, but not when it comes to the Forest Master. Couldn’t be happier with my wood chipping friend. Highly recommend it.

  8. Anna Farmery (verified owner)

    Absolutely brilliant machine. Easy assembly – well had one question but they answered immediately -and it really has chomped through branches, bushes, hedging….couldn’t speak highly enough of it. I was told “cheap” wood chippers weren’t worth it…clearly they had never used this one. Love it.

  9. John Fells (verified owner)

    Totally satisfied. An enjoyable assembly followed by a start up on the first pull! Since then it has chomped its way through lots of stuff including tree trimmings and it even managed well with some damp rambling rose that was still in leaf. I agonised over whether to get the petrol chipper but am very glad I did as I have found it easy to move around my large garden.

  10. Rob

    I have used my FM6DD chipper for about 6 months with actual running time of about 50 hours. Compact, reliable and punches above it’s weight. I undertook the oil change after 20 hours use as recommended and it ran more smoothly, producing a noticeable improved power output, so this is well worth doing. It has reduced conifer branches, dogwood, holly, privet and sycamore to a useable material with no problems at all. Needed to replace the rubber curtain (damage was my fault) that resulted in above normal after-sales service. Recommended for domestic use and does exactly what is said in the description. An excellent piece of equipment.

  11. Juan

    This looks great!

  12. Michael (verified owner)

    Arrived today just two days after placing the order. Pretty easy to assemble; the bolts aren’t labelled but would be hard to put them in the wrong holes. Filled to overflowing with 5w-30 oil, added some petrol, went through the start up procedure and it started after two/three good pulls. Let it warm through for a few minutes and then started putting through some laurel branches, freshly cut (but dead) rowan and freshly cut green horse chestnut branches. the machine coped brilliantly and spat out lovely clippings at a fast rate. The safety plate does slow shredding down if you’re putting whole branches with several shoots through but it’s there for safety first and could be removed if you wanted to. The 6.5hp chipper is surprisingly small and light but packs a real punch – very happy with it only after one use. Will see how it copes with smaller, more general garden waste but for chipping branches it is perfect.

  13. Brian Freeman

    Beautifully packed and easily assembled with a small socket set. The two slim 5cms bolts left over remain a puzzle but don’t seem to matter. I have two criticisms. The oil filler hole is awkward to access. It, and the dipstick, could be a bit longer. More importantly, the LT ignition wires are flimsy, exposed, vulnerable and just flapping about. I spent half an hour wrapping them with electrical tape, and securing them. This cost a star in my rating. It started on the first pull. I’ve had four electric ones in the past and this is miles better. It self feeds pretty well, and chops different materials well, and didn’t seem to use much fuel. Well worth the money.

  14. Scott Siggery (verified owner)

    Brilliant bit of kit. The chipper arrived well packaged next day and took about 30 mins to assemble and fill with oil which made easy with aid of a bendy funnel from our local garage.
    Two days into use and it has munched it way through a 20m long 3m high conifer hedge. Okay it’s not as fast as the commercial scale machine tree surgeons use but it’s also a hell of a lot cheaper and far easier to store. We’ve used for at least two hours continuously over several spells and no issues with it running for that length of time. Thanks

  15. Bob Walker (verified owner)

    Ordered my shredder 16/06 and it was delivered to Cornwall mid afternoon 17/06,didn’t open it straight away because had grandchildren for the evening.Put everything together Saturday morning,filling the oil was a fiddler until i remembered I had a large syringe that i use for bleeding my trike brakes,that made things much easier. I’m a right leg amputee and was worried about moving the shredder around the garden but we managed ok,maybe a detachable handle might help? Anyway two hours later and the huge pile of twigs and branches from pruning was reduced to a quite small pile of finely chopped bit just perfect for the compost heap.
    We only need to shred another two big piles and we will be saving cash compared to paying the local guys to take away our waste £150 a load.
    If you are thinking about buying a shredder bite the bullet and spend the cash to buy one of these.Oh and it was cheaper buying direct from Forest-master than Amazon by £50 with free delivery.
    No I’m not being paid for writing this,it’s a brilliant piece of kit.

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