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brendonv

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Has anyone ever used, or seen this before? A friend of mine was telling me how a guy had this on his Bandit, but I couldn't decyfer it.

Found this on E-bay. It's a Bandit model 90. Look on the chipper tongue, see the log splitter? I guess this would make sense for a smaller chipper, so you can split and feed into the chipper. Kinda neat idea. Looks funny as hell though!
 

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lumberjack

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It's at the wrong end to feed.

Clearly you bust up big nuggets so you can toss them deep into the back of the truck.
 

gf beranek

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That longer tongue would make them easier to back, for sure. That's a good idea and it doesn't take up anymore space. The back of the truck would be right there to toss the wood in.

Two thumbs up.
 

PCTREE

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I modified an old chipper of mine and put a hydraulic motor on the back in the corner of the infeed which you could put either a "stickler" wood splitter on or a capstan winch. We used the heck out of the winch but never did seem to split wood.........
 
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xtremetrees

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I sure would like to see a pick of the wench/capstain on the chipper. We use the wench of a Hurrican and it kindly sucks. Nice firewood splitter never thought of it
 
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Frans

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I would like to see a wench on the back of a chipper too! :lol:













sorry Robert, just couldn't help myself
 
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JohnB

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Saves alot of wear and tear on the machine also, I've seen alot of big wood jammed in the infeed causing down time, delays etc............
 
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Koa Man

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Bandit has offered the splitter on the chipper for at least a couple of years now. I saw one at the TCI Expo a while back.
 
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Bounce

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That sure would save having to make 2 trips to the jobsite - 1 to deliver the chipper, 1 to deliver the log splitter. All it needs now is a cupholder!
 

No_Bivy

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Im guessing it's like a drop feed thingy...so small lumber scraps wiggle down to the rollers
 

SkwerI

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It's to prevent you from loading too big of a piece. This is a prototype model, they simply modified an existing model instead of building up a new, smaller infeed.

It might be usable for parts, or perhaps replace the electric motor with a gas motor and put an axle under it. But his starting bid is too high for that to be feasable. If you could pick it up for $2000 or so I could see putting the time and money into it to make a decent chipper.
 
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