Bandit - 280 Brush Bandit Wood Chipper

Model 280  (18" Disc Style) Brush Bandit

Bandit 280 Brush Chipper

The Model 280 is the most productive hand-fed chipper available. A great machine for those larger diameter, forked trees.

A large opening and powerful feed system allow this unit to chip limby, forked trees and those with multiple stems. A 45° angled feed provides economy and efficiency when chipping larger diameter materials. It is ideal for those involved in big tree takedowns and light land clearing. A more powerful hydraulic feed system was added in early 2000 that vastly improved its performance. This machine has been put "into motion" by way of a Caterpiller 305 rubber track undercarriage. This option comes with a tether and radio remote.


Width 7'-11"
Height 9'-1"
Length 15'-9"
Weight 8500 - 9500 lbs. depending on options
Tires and Axles
Capacity 10000 lbs.
Tire Suspension Torflex
Brakes Electric
Tires (2) 235/75R 17.5" load range H 16-ply
Noise Level 80 decibels at 50' 360 degrees
Tongue Jack
Capacity 7000 lbs.
Steel Fuel Tank Capacity 40 gallons
Steel Hydraulic Tank Capacity 30 gallons
Hydraulic Feed System
Feed Wheel Diameter 20" long X 10-5/8" diameter
Drive Motor 63.9 cubic inches
Chipper Capacity
Diameter 18"
Discharge System
Swivel 330 degrees
Tool/Battery Box Aluminum


  • Spare tire and wheel
  • Hydraulic winch
  • Automatic feed system speed governor
  • Lockable fuel and hydraulic tank
  • Special paint colors
  • Hand crank swivel discharge
  • Height adjustable discharge (hand crank)
  • Hydraulic swivel discharge
  • Heavy duty tail light package
  • Engine pre-cleaner
  • Hydraulic lift cylinder
  • Hydraulic tongue jack
  • Hydraulic pressure check kit
  • 750 watt engine block heater
  • Model 75 backhoe loader
  • Fire extinguisher and mount
  • Rubber track undercariagge
  • Super size feed system


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


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