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Standard Features


The Model 1990XP is the ultimate hand fed drum-style chipper with engine options available up to 275 horsepower. 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 ever want from a drum-style chipper. It has an extremely large chipper opening that is 24-1/2 inches high by 26 inches wide. Although it is rated as a 21 inch capacity machine, a 24 inch diameter piece can be processed by this remarkable machine. It is ideal for a wide variety of applications, including right-of-way clearing, full tree removal, lot clearing, and in some cases it is used to harvest logging slash for fuel.


Model Year
1990XP 21 in. Drum-Style
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Engine Make
Caterpillar, Perkins, John Deere, or Cummins
Fuel Tank Capacity
60 gal.


Hydraulic System
30 gal.


21 in.
Chipper Disc
37 in. diameter x 24 in. wide drum
(4) 5/8 x 5-1/2 x 12-1/8 in. dual-edged bolt-on knives
Feeder System
Feed Wheels: 15-3/4 in. diameter x 32 in. wide for top; 10-5/8 in. diameter x 32 in. wide for bottom
Feeder Opening
24-1/2 in. high x 26 in. wide chipper throat
Discharge Chute
345-degree manual swivel, 12 in. adjustable chip deflector
Hopper Opening
41 in high x 64 in. wide tapered infeed with 30 in. fold-down infeed tray

Standard Features

 The Model 1990XP is built around Bandit's well-known, oversized 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 easily.  
 The Model 1990XP is equipped with the same powerful hydraulic feed system that is utilized on our Model 1850 whole tree chipper. The top feed wheel is chain driven and is 15-3/4 inches in diameter by 32 inches long. The bottom wheel is 10-5/8 inches in diameter by 32 inches long. Both are powered by 63.9 cubic inch hydraulic motors. This feed system generates tremendous pulling power for reeling in and breaking down awkward shaped limbs and crotches, which can seriously reduce trimming and chainsaw work. A hydraulic lift cylinder can aid and assist in crushing a large volume of limby material into the chipper opening. The wide profile infeed hopper and tray also provides plenty of room for folding hard-to-manage material. The feed rate on the Model 1990XP is 100 feet per minute.  
 The Model 1990XP has an extremely powerful discharge system, allowing it to aggressively throw chips into end opening chip vans. It has even been known to load 45-foot trailers.  
 The patented power slot, adjustable side air flow vents, and side fan blades all enhance the throwing power of this unit. Positioned on the back side of the drum housing, the patented power slot increases air flow and all but eliminates the chance of plugging. On the rare occurrence where the chipper might plug, chips are easily removed through this slot.  
 The 1990XP is equipped with a 41 inch high by 64 inch wide heavy-duty infeed hopper with 30 inch fold-down infeed tray. A solid infeed tray with heavy-duty rim is available as an option and provides an excellent means for folding limbs and material with numerous branches.  
 Another popular option for the 1990XP is a knuckle boom loader. The loader significantly reduces the amount of work required to feed this unit by reducing trimming material into smaller pieces in order to hand feed the unit. The loader will easily pull whole trees or piles of brush into the feed system. All loader functions are controlled on a swing-out operator's console with joystick controls.  
 The Model 1990XP, 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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