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The Model 1890XP Heavy-Duty (HD) 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 diesel engine options from 160 horsepower up to 250 horsepower, this unit is suited for those who want a machine with ultimate power at both the feeding and chipping stages. With its solid steel welded construction, proven feed system, durable components, and chip throwing technologies, this chipper provides all of the production advantages you could want from a drum-style chipper.


Model Year
1890XP HD 19 in. Drum-Style
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11,900 lbs. (dependent upon options selected)


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


Hydraulic System
30 gal.


19 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: 15-3/4 in. diameter x 20 in. wide for top; 10-5/8 in. diameter x 20 in. wide for bottom
Discharge Chute
345-degree manual swivel, 12 in. adjustable chip deflector
Hopper Opening
41 in. high x 64 in. wide tapered with 30 in. fold-down infeed tray
(4) 265/75R 16 in.

Standard Features

 As with all Bandit hand-fed drum-style chippers (excluding the Model 990XP), the Model 1890XP Heavy-Duty 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 more 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 1890XP Heavy-Duty is equipped with the same proven, dependable hydraulic feed system you come to expect from a Bandit chipper. The feed system features a 15-3/4 inch diameter top feed wheel and a 10-5/8 inch diameter bottom feed wheel. Both feed wheels are 20 inches wide and are driven by (2) 63.9 CID hydraulic motors. These hydraulic motors generate tremendous pulling power for reeling in and breaking down awkward shaped limbs and crotches, which can seriously reduce trimming and chainsaw work. The wide profile infeed hopper and tray also provides plenty of room for folding material. The feed rate is 100 feet per minute. With a hydraulic lift cylinder included to assist with feeding, this unit shows no fear when presented with larger diameter materials.  
 The approximate weight of the Model 1890XP Heavy-Duty, depending upon selected options, is around 11,900 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 whole trees without extra trimming and chainsaw work. The Model 1890XP rides on tandem 7,000 pound axles with 265/75R 16 inch tires.  
 The Model 1890XP Heavy-Duty (HD) 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 maximize 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 1890XP Heavy-Duty (HD) can manually rotate 360 degrees and has an adjustable deflector for directional control of the broadcasted chips.  
 The Model 1890XP Heavy-Duty (HD) comes with a 30 gallon steel hydraulic tank and a 40 gallon steel fuel tank. 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, 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.  
 A serious option worth considering is that the Model 1890XP Heavy-Duty (HD) can be equipped with a Model 75 knuckle boom loader. The loader unit is best suited for feeding large piles of brush into the chipper, reducing labor and fuel costs. It can come equipped with radio remote controls or swing-out operator's console with joystick controls. A 360-degree rotating grapple can reach out and pull in large diameter materials and entangled brush piles. Adding the loader increases the machine weight of the machine, the capacities of the fuel and hydraulic tanks, and the strength of the infeed hopper as it is upgrading to the same tapered style used on our Model 1850 whole tree chipper with a 30 inch weld-on tray.  
 The Model 1890XP Heavy-Duty (HD), 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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