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The Model 1590XP was recently increased to an 18 inch capacity chipper, and has officially become Bandit's most popular hydraulic-feed drum-style chipper. The 1590XP is best suited for those who specialize in larger tree removals and / or working with fibrous materials. It provides the strength, durability, and appetite of a larger diameter chipper at an economical price. The Model 1590XP has also become popular with municipalities because of its ability to keep entire crews feeding it. It features a 37 inch diameter drum, a large 19-3/4 inch by 20-1/2 inch throat opening, and a powerful feed system made possible by a new extra wide feed wheel option. These factors allow it to effectively compress limby and forked material normally reserved for chippers with a larger capacity. New diesel engine options up to 180 horsepower are now available on this machine, making it the best 18 inch capacity chipper on the market.


Model Year
1590XP 18 in. Drum-Style
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9,200 lbs. (dependent upon options selected)


Engine Make
Caterpillar, Perkins, or John Deere
Fuel Tank Capacity
30 gal.


Hydraulic System
12 gal.


18 in.
Chipper Disc
37 in. diameter x 22 in. wide drum
(4) 5/8 x 5-1/2 x 10 in. dual-edged knives
Feeder System
Feed Wheels: (2) 10-5/8 in. diameter x 20 in. wide
Feeder Opening
19-3/4 in. high x 20-1/2 in. wide chipper throat
Discharge Chute
360-degree manual swivel, 12 in. adjustable chip deflector
Hopper Opening
33-1/2 in. high x 64 in. wide tapered infeed with 30 in. fold-down infeed tray
(2) 215/75R 17.5 in.

Standard Features

 As with all Bandit hand-fed drum-style chippers (excluding the Model 990XP), the Model 1590XP comes equipped with a large 37 inch diameter drum. The larger drum allows for material to be chipped on the bottom half of the drum, giving the knives the opportunity to cut inline with the grain of the wood, instead of against it, thus 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 yet allowing the machine to be towed and maneuvered easily.  
 The Model 1590XP is equipped with the same proven, dependable hydraulic feed system you have come to expect from a Bandit chipper. The standard feed system features (2) 10-5/8 inch diameter by 20 inch wide feed wheels, driven by (2) 32.7 CID hydraulic motors that generate 10,828 inch-pounds of torque and 2,040 pounds of pulling power for each feed wheel. For those consistently chipping larger diameter material, there is an option to increase the width of the feed wheels up to 25 inches to further reduce chainsaw work and operator fatigue. The feed rate of this machine is approximately 105 feet per minute.  
 The approximate weight of the Model 1590XP, depending upon selected options, is around 9,200 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 1590XP rides a single 10,000 pound Torflex axle with 215/75R 17.5 inch tires.  
 The Model 1590XP 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 30 gallon fuel tank provides for more than a day’s worth of fuel for the Model 1590XP. 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 1590XP, 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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