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Standard Features


The compact Model 1390XP is an efficient hydraulic feed, drum-style hand fed chipper with an oversized drum and 15-1/2 inch infeed system to accommodate material up to 15 inches in diameter.

With its solid steel welded construction, proven feed system, durable components, and chip throwing technologies, this chipper provides all of the advantages of a hydraulic-feed drum-style chipper yet chips like a disc. Engine options are available from Caterpillar, Cummins, Kubota, John Deere, and Perkins ranging from 84.5 to 142 horsepower.


Model Year
1390XP 15 in. Drum-Style
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6,800 lbs. (dependent upon options selected)


Fuel Tank Capacity
24-1/2 gal.


Hydraulic System
12 gal.


15 in.
Chipper Disc
37 in. diameter x 18-3/4 in. wide drum
(4) 5/8 x 5-1/2 x 9 in. dual-edged knives
Feeder System
Feed Wheels: (2) 10-5/8 in. diameter x 20-1/2 in. wide
Discharge Chute
360-degree manual swivel, 12 in. adjustable chip deflector
Hopper Opening
29 in. high x 54 in. wide tapered infeed with 30 in. fold-down infeed tray
(2) 215/76-5R 17.5 in.

Standard Features

 As with all Bandit hand-fed drum-style chippers (excluding the Model 990XP), the Model 1390XP comes equipped with a large 37 inch diameter drum. The Bandit drum is nearly 15 inches larger in diameter than most competitive chippers ranging from 12 inches to 15 inches in capacity. The larger drum allows for material to be chipped on the bottom half, giving the knives the opportunity to cut inline with the grain of the wood, instead of against it, therefore allowing smoother operation and less vibration while requiring less horsepower. A larger diameter drum also turns slower than a smaller drum, which increases torque to provide a smoother, powerful, and more decisive chipping action. Component weight is distributed and supported on a sturdy, balanced frame that provides the necessary physical reinforcement for chipping while allowing the machine to be towed and maneuvered easily.  
 The Model 1390XP is equipped with the same proven, dependable hydraulic feed system you come to expect from a Bandit chipper. The standard feed system features (2) 10-5/8 inch diameter by 20-1/2 inch wide feed wheels. This system is driven by (2) 32.7 CID hydraulic motors generating 2,040 inch-pounds of pulling power for each feed wheel, substantially reducing chainsaw work and decreasing operator fatigue. The feed rate of 100 feet per minute can easily keep two people busy feeding it.  
 The approximate weight of the Model 1390XP, depending upon selected options, is around 6,800 pounds. It boasts a solid chassis construction using continuous steel welds for structural integrity, as opposed to bolt-together techniques, so it can provide years of dependable service for owners and operators wanting to chip limby, hard-to-manage material and some whole trees. The Model 1390XP rides on a single 8,000 pound Torflex axle and 215/76-5R 17.5 inch tires.  
 The Model 1390XP has a much smoother and longer angled transition out of the drum housing and up into the discharge chute. This design allows it to throw material harder, compacting chip trucks better and reducing trips to the dump site. Other factors that maximizes chip throwing power include deep knife pockets that capture and throw the material out of the drum housing, side drum paddles and adjustable side vents that assist in generating proper air flow, and Bandit's patented power slot positioned on the back side of the drum housing that increases air flow and practically eliminates the chance of plugging. The discharge on the Model 1390XP can manually rotate 360 degrees and has an adjustable deflector for directional control of the broadcasted chips.  
 A 24-1/2 gallon fuel tank provides for more than a day’s worth of fuel for the Model 1390XP. Recent fuel consumption test results have shown that Bandit drum-style chippers are much more efficient than other chippers in the same category or class when it comes to production output versus costs.  
 Your chipper can be equipped with optional upgrades including a reversing auto feed system, swivel and height adjustable discharge options, hydraulic winch, hydraulic lift cylinder, and a hydraulic pressure check kit. Deluxe option packages and / or bundles are available. A full palette of both standard and custom paint colors gives you the freedom to choose the look of your brand or company.  
 The Model 1390XP, as with all Bandit chippers, is designed and equipped with operator safety in mind. Standard items that accommodate any chipper package include guards that cover all moving parts, engine disabling plugs, disc / drum locks, wooden push paddles, safety control bar, and other Bandit patented and patent pending devices such as the "last chance" cables. Also, all components on Bandit chippers are designed to be easily accessible to save time on routine maintenance schedules and to reduce downtime by being more serviceable out in the field. Thus, Bandit chippers have proven over time to be the best economical decision you can make for a long-term investment in a brush chipper.  
*Price, if shown, is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and does not include government fees, taxes, dealer freight/preparation, dealer document preparation charges or any finance charges (if applicable). MSRP and/or final actual sales price will vary depending on options or accessories selected.
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