Bandit’s Model 1900 is considered to be one of the top choices for land and right-of-way clearers. Some features on the 1900 include the five-wheel feed system, which is considered the best feed system ever developed for a whole tree chipper. Another feature is that the 1900 produces a dimensional, clean chip that can be used for boiler fuel. This unit is available with engine horsepower options ranging from 525 to 535 horsepower.
The 1900 features a 220-degree swivel discharge spout, allowing the operator to discharge chips in all directions. The swivel discharge also allows the operator to switch trailers in seconds; five or six trailers can be spotted at the chipper simultaneously. This powerful chipper will convert a 19-inch diameter whole tree to chips in under a minute and will chip a 25-ton load of chips in under 30 minutes. The towable unit is available with or without a loader. The loaderless unit, called the 1900XL, is commonly used by mechanized loggers for dropping tops and un-merchantable whole trees while extracting saw logs and pulp wood. A cable remote and radio remote are available so that the chipper can be controlled from an auxiliary machine.
The towable 1900 with a cab is an excellent machine for the high-production land clearer and logger. All 1900’s are available with a 5.5-foot track-type infeed conveyor, which is recommended for feeding brush and short material.