Bandit - 1290H Brush Bandit Wood Chipper

Model 1290  (12" Drum Style) Brush Bandit

Bandit 1290h Brush Chipper

This compact chipper with an oversized drum delivers years of dependable service and high performance. 

This Brush Bandit's 37" diameter drum is nearly double that of competitive 12" drum style chippers on the market. This added diameter enables the 1290H to cut nearly everything it is fed with the bottom half of the drum. Cutting in this manner, on a downward arc and on an angle, allows the 1290 to chip with ease and consume less fuel. The larger chipper opening and powerful feed system allow the 1290H to process limby materials with limited trimming. It also effectively processes material with very little vibration while producing a uniform, dimensional chip. The 1290's sleek design makes it easy to transport and maneuver. It is available with diesel engine options up to 140 HP. It is also available as a self propelled unit with a Caterpillar 305 Rubber Tracked undercarriage.


Width 7' 6"
Height 97"
Length 14' 8"
Weight 6800 lbs. (depending on options)
Tires and Axles
Capacity 8000 lbs.
Tire Suspension Torflex
Brakes Electric (with breakway actuator)
Tires 235/85R16, load range G, 14 ply
Noise Level 80 decibels at 50 feet 360 degrees
Tongue Jack
Capacity 5000 lbs.
Type Stationary footpad
Safety Chains 3/8" grade 70 link with (2) hooks
Steel Fuel Tank Capacity 24 gallons w/Rochester sight gauges
Steel Hydraulic Tank Capacity 12 gallons w/Rochester sight gauges
Towing Hitch
Pintle 2 1/2" lunet ring
Ball 2 5/16"
Hydraulic Feed System
PSI 2500
Feed Wheel Diameter 10 5/8"
Feed Wheel Length 20"
Drive Motor 32.7 cubic inch
Infeed Hopper Opening
Height 29"
Width 54"
Control Bar Forward/Neutral/Reverse
Chipper Capacity
Diameter 12"
Throat Opening
Height 15"
Width 20-1/2"
Frame 2" X 4" X 3/16" tubular steel
Chipper Cutting Drum
Drum Head 37" diameter X 22" wide
Knife Pockets (4) located every 90 degrees and staggered
Chipper Shaft 3 1/2" diameter
Feed Rate 96 fpm
Tool/Battery Box Built in the A frame
Lighting Electrical System 12 volt system with rubber mounted LED taillights, w/ prong replaceable coiled trailer power cord.
Chipper Knives 10" long X 5/8" thick


  • Telescoping adjustable tongue
  • Spare tire and wheel
  • Hydraulic winch
  • Fender flags
  • Spark arrestor muffler
  • Automatic feed system speed governor
  • LED lights
  • Remote control for winch
  • Warning lights
  • Knife Saver knife sharpener
  • Hand crank swivel discharge
  • Height adjustable discharge (hand crank)
  • Hydraulic controlled chip deflector
  • Hydraulic swivel discharge
  • Engine pre-cleaner
  • Hydraulic lift cylinder


Urethane Bandit Yellow
Urethane Black
Urethane Green
Urethane Alert Orange
Urethane Caterpillar Yellow
Urethane White  


Manufacturer Model
Cummins B3.3-A 65 Diesel
Cummins BT3.3-A 85 Diesel
Cummins B3.9 TAAP 110 Diesel
John Deere 4045DF-150-A 80 Diesel
John Deere 4045TF-150-A 100 Diesel
John Deere 4045TF-150E-A 115 Diesel
John Deere 4045TF-150G-A 125 Diesel
Cummins B3.9TAAP 125 Diesel
Caterpillar 3054B-A 86 Diesel
Caterpillar 3054ET 115 Diesel
Perkins 1104C-E44T 115 Diesel
Deutz F4M2011F 66 Diesel
Deutz BF4M2011F 88 Diesel
Perkins 1104C-44 86 Diesel
Perkins 1104C-E44TA 140 Diesel
John Deere 4045 140 Diesel
John Deere 5030 T 84 Diesel
Caterpillar 3054CATAAC 130 Diesel
Caterpillar 3054EATAAC 140 Diesel
John Deere 5030T 75 Diesel
Perkins 1101C-44TA 130 Diesel
Kubota V3300 73 Diesel
Kubota V3300-DI-T 90 Diesel
Cummins B-130 130 Diesel