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Mr. Sir

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It looks comparable to my old 250XP (disc style). Probably a good choice for residential tree work. Personally, I prefer Morbarks. I'd guess that machine is in the $35K to $40K range.
 

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Squisher, price of course is going to be dependent on what size motor you want. I put a call into our dealer and asked him to price a couple of different size motors. What would you be interested in?
 

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Hmm V thanks for your help (as usual). Probably anything 100hp+ Deere or Cat.

That chipper is a drum so totally different than a 250. I'm still seriously considering a 250xp loaded without winch from my local dealer right now. Same machine he wanted 55g for in the summer is now 39g. I'm almost ready to take the leap. I prefer to deal with a strong local dealer, and Bandit is our only dealer so that's why I'm only really looking at Bandit's.
 
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12" machine with a 37" drum has got to be a beast.:thumbup:

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Anyone's thoughts on the 250xp with autofeed+, 140hp Deere for 39g. I beleive on treetrader awhile back I saw new 250's being advertised for 32g or so but then there's getting it here across the line and such and didn't know any of the other details.
 

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i had a 250 with a 100hp cummins (basicly the same engine as deere) and no auto feed. it was a great machine but i like my morebark much betterer! my bandit was a 1993 so the new ones im sure are much nicer
 

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Hmm V thanks for your help (as usual). Probably anything 100hp+ Deere or Cat.

That chipper is a drum so totally different than a 250. I'm still seriously considering a 250xp loaded without winch from my local dealer right now. Same machine he wanted 55g for in the summer is now 39g. I'm almost ready to take the leap. I prefer to deal with a strong local dealer, and Bandit is our only dealer so that's why I'm only really looking at Bandit's.

Wow, that sounds like a deal. Of course I would recommend the winch from the factory...hindsight of course 20/20. The one we put on after delivery has paid for itself 10 fold easy.

I just faxed back a request for a quote with a 115hp John Deere, Cat and Perkins. I will let you know what I hear.
 

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Thanks again I'm really considering this 250 here just gotta psych myself up a bit more.:D I need to have a machine in the next couple of months so I can be eligible for the spring chipping contracts around here.
 

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You bet, I realize there's going to have to be some capital expenditure here for me in the next few months. I was hoping to get some more opinions on that price, I don't mind spending it but I don't want to get ripped either. You all here are my only source for tree related info.
 

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39 doesnt sound unreasonable. my modle 13 new off the lot was selling at 40 in 2004. they gave me a huge discount as it was a demo chipper and sold it to me as new with warrenty this year. its 130 hp i think and a drum with auto feed.
my 93 250 i bought for 10,800 and sold over a year later for 10,000 if thats any help on resale value. i just dont have any experience with new bandits
 

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I just got the quote for the 1090xp with the John Deer 115 tier 3 Compliant Diesel Engine with 13" PGL Auto Clutch. Including Freight, 35.758.00, so Mr. Sir was right on the money.
 

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I have used both Morbarks and Bandits and like both of them. I would be happy with a Bandit 250XP. My old boss bought a new 250XP while I was working for him. It was a great machine. It did get jammed more than my Morbark though and I didn't like the clutch as much as the one I have on my Morbark. Still, they are great machines. Get the winch and the hydraulic lift if you get one.
 

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Thanks all for the advice and V for the numbers. I know everyone is big on the winch but if my plan is to get a mini as well do y'all think you'd still want a winch?

I'm gonna go out for lunch with our Bandit rep here soon(milk this for all it's worth even if it's only a free lunch) and try and drill him for some numbers on other units as well. Like the 1090 that unit looks pretty slick and while I'd be leery of a first year model of anything it just looks like a smaller 1590 so I'd imagine it might be a safe gamble.
 

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Before I bought the mini I was planning on putting a winch on my chipper; I haven't had that notion since Feb. ;)
 
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Think about what kind of terrain you work in Squish. I know theres times I've had to get brush up a slope that a mini couldn't get to where a winch would've made it simple.
 
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