With the recent redesign of the Bandit Model 3090 track chipper, land clearing contractors now have power and productivity without sacrificing operator comfort. Key upgrades to this 30-inch capacity chipper include a roomy, spacious operator’s cab is provided with a rear entry door, an emergency escape door on the left and a pop-out escape window on the right.
Convenient joystick controls operate all functions of the machine; from the loader’s main and jib boom movement, to the engine controls and feed system. Operators will also enjoy the heat and air conditioning units mounted inside the cab, and the added benefit of an AC/DC current for operating such devices as laptop computer, radio, or CD player. Optional monitors provide a view of the discharge and infeed system from the operator’s cab.
The new Bandit Model 3090 Track chipper has been an instant hit. The 3090 offers more than just a comfortable ride: this unit was developed with the help of some of Bandit’s best track chipper owners, along with input from Bandit’s service and engineering staff.
The company that received the first unit ordered two more units within the first 30 days, commenting that this was by far the best land clearing whole tree chipper ever produced. They insisted upon remaining anonymous, so that their competitors would not gain an advantage by purchasing a Bandit Model 3090T for themselves. For the logger, this high capacity chipper is a must-have for those workings in wet and steep logging conditions. Because of the ease in positioning and moving the chipper at the landing, the 3090 will fill a 30-ton chip trailer in less than 15 minutes.
The 30-inch by 30-inch chipper opening is fronted by Bandit’s diagonal dual top feed wheel system, allowing it to process the toughest whole trees with limited trimming. The baffled drum, common on all Bandit’s drum-style whole tree chippers, is virtually indestructible, and is included in Bandit’s 5-year ‘guts’ warranty.
The babbitted knives are simple to change during routine maintenance. An air compressor to assist in changing knives and cleaning up around the machine is standard.
Other features of this popular machine include a Cat 325EL undercarriage, which allows this chipper to travel almost anywhere. A powerful backhoe style loader efficiently feeds the chipper, and is equipped with a 360-degree bypass grapple. Engine options up to 630 horsepower are offered.