The model 3090 is built like its big brother, utilizing the same solid heavy duty construction as the 3590. This 24-inch diameter capacity whole tree chipper features a large 30 x 36-inch chipper opening. Caterpillar and Cummins diesel engines are available from 525 hp to 665 horsepower. A unique diagonal, top feed wheel system with side feed wheels and large diesel engine options allow the 3090 to produce as much as 80 tons of material per hour, filling a 45-foot chip van in under 20 minutes. A fixed rear discharge and unique chip throwers allow this unit to fully load chip vans, reducing transportation costs and increasing production.
Unique features and options make the 3090 an attractive unit for loggers processing logging waste, such as tops and junk wood. The model 3090 can be equipped with two different discharge set-ups. The hydraulic swivel discharge (pictured below, left) can be used for broadcasting chips over a site or for spotting multiple chip vans. The stationary discharge set-up (pictured below, right) provides maximum chip velocity, fully compacting full length chip vans, reducing transportation costs and increasing production.
The powerful feed system equipped on the 3090 effortlessly pulls and compresses large diameter material and forked tops. The feed system consists of two top feed wheels and two side feed wheels mounted in Bandit’s popular slide box feed system. The feed wheels move up and down with the flow and diameter of material entering the feed system. There are no areas where material can hang up or wedge the feed. A drag chain-style infeed conveyor also comes standard, simplifying the loading of shorter logs or piles of brush.
The 3090 is also available as a cab and loader unit. There is plenty of room to operate all loader functions in the cab of the 3090. The cab includes a heater, deluxe swivel seat with armrests, joystick controls, defroster fan, safety horn, and Lexan front windows. The loader will reach out to 16 feet and has a lifting capacity of 2,500 pounds fully extended.
The 3090 can also be ordered as a self-propelled track unit, allowing you to take the chipper to the trees. Forwarding or skidding material to the chipper is eliminated with this option. This unit is a great choice for right-of-way clearing and land clearing applications. It can be ordered with or without cab and loader. The unit without cab and loader is controlled via a wireless radio remote with tether back-up. The unit with cab and loader features a deluxe cab with heavy-duty loader.
As with all Bandit whole tree chippers, the Model 3090 can be equipped with a cab and loader. The loader can be equipped with either hydraulic or electronic joystick controls. The heavy duty back style loader has a reach of 232 inches without conveyor, 191 inches with conveyor and a swing of 50 degree curbside/85 degree roadside swing with a 45/35 rotobec continuous rotation grapple. The roomy cab features 3/8-inch thick Lexan windows, deluxe swivel seat with either the hydraulic or electronic joystick controls built into the armrest, a cab fan, auto feed tach, exterior working lights, fuel sight gauge and a GEM software monitoring system along with a ceiling mounted air conditioning/heating unit.
The 3090 is also offered as a self propelled unit and can be equipped with Caterpillar 325EL undercarriage with either 700mm or 800mm wide pads. Self propelled 3090’s are especially popular with land and line clearing contractors and are recommended for those logging operations that operate in more severe conditions such as wet ground and steep terrain. The two Cat undercarriages offered along with the powerful drive systems provide this machine with exceptional power, great flotation and good maneuverability.