Bandit - 1890HD Brush Bandit Wood Chipper

Model 1890HD  (18" Drum Style) Brush Chipper

Bandit 1890 Brush Chipper

The Model 1890 heavy-duty is a high capacity hydraulic feed drum-style chipper specifically designed for those contractors and governmental agencies who tackle full tree removals and light land clearing.  

With engine option starting at 155 horsepower up to 250 horsepower, this unit is suited for those who want a machine with ultimate power. One of its most important features is that it is equipped with Bandit's proven slide box system for carrying the top feed wheel, which insures that the feed system is within inches of the cutting surface. The large opening and closeness of the feed system make this unit extremely efficient in breaking down limbs and crotches, which reduces the need to trim. This unit shows no fear when presented with larger diameter materials. The pockets that catch the chips as they come off the knife have been enlarged, increasing their carrying capacity and throwing velocity. The knife pocket design is also incorporated into the design of the 1290H and 1590 making those units equally effecient in discharging chips from the machine. Larger pockets are important in insuring that chips are discharged on the first pass and not allowed to remain in the chipper housing. A unique slot, called a power slot, cut into the belly of the chipper allows proper air flow through the discharge. This provides a slot for chips that might remain in the housing to discharge, making the Intimidator virtually impossible to plug.  A 1890 heavy-duty can be customized to meet the needs for almost any application.  A model 75 back hoe style loader, 305CR rubber track undercarriage, super-sized feed systems, and a hydraulic winch makes this unit a very versatile unit.


Width 8' 6"
Height 10' 5"
Length 15' 11"
Weight 9,800-11,500 pounds (depending on options)
Tires and Axles
Capacity 12,000 pound leaf spring axle
Brakes Electric, w/ brakeaway actuator
Tires Dual wheels w/ 245/75R X 16" tires, load range "E", 10 ply rated
Noise Level 80 decibels at 50 feet 360 degrees
Tongue Jack
Capacity 8,000 lbs.
Type Drop leg foot pad
Safety Chains 3/8" grade, 70 links, w/ 2 hooks
Steel Fuel Tank Capacity 40 gallons
Steel Hydraulic Tank Capacity 24 gallons
Towing Hitch 2 1/2" pintle
Hydraulic Feed System (2) feed wheels that are 20" long X 10 5/8" diameter, (top feed wheel is chain driven)
PSI 2,300
Drive Motor 63.9 cubic inch
Feed Rate Approximately 90 FPM
2 - Knife 22 GPM
Chipper Capacity
Diameter 18"
Frame 6" tubing w/ 3/8"X 3"X 6" tubular steel tongue and channel cross members
Chipper Cutting Drum
Drum Head 37" diameter X 22" wide
Knife Pockets (4) 10" long X 5/8" thick reversible
Chipper Shaft 3.5" diameter
Discharge System 330 degree manual rotation, w/ chip deflector
Tool/Battery Box Steel combo
Lighting Electrical System 12 volt system w/ rubber mounted LED taillights, w/ 6 prong replaceable coiled trailer power cord
Steel fenders, w/ inside splash guards
Hydraulic lift cylinder


  • Telescoping adjustable tongue
  • Spare tire and wheel
  • Hydraulic winch
  • Automatic feed system speed governor
  • Remote control for winch
  • Special paint colors
  • Knife Saver knife sharpener
  • Hand crank swivel discharge
  • Hydraulic controlled chip deflector
  • Hydraulic swivel discharge
  • Combination English/Spanish decals
  • Hydraulic tongue jack
  • Height adjustable discharge
  • 2-1/2" or 3" pintle
  • Lockable filler cap covers for fuel and hydraulic tanks
  • Hydraulic variable feed speed
  • Hydraulic pressure check kit
  • Model 75 backhoe loader
  • Shut off switch for engine shutdown
  • Cone holder
  • Vice with mount attached
  • Fire extinguisher and mount
  • High capacity, fold away radiator debris screen
  • Super sized heavy-duty feed system
  • Caterpillar 305CR rubber track undercarriage, w/ radio remote
  • Tandem 7,000 pound torflex axles
  • Hydraulic flow control
  • Wheel chocks (steel or aluminum)
  • Model 1850 infeed, w/ 30 inch weld on tray


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


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