Canadian Biomass Magazine

Behind the scenes with Bandit Industries

February 13, 2023
By Bandit Industries

Brought to you by Bandit Industries

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Since 1983, Bandit has manufactured equipment for a multitude of wood waste processing markets. The vision since the beginning, is to build quality, highly productive, easy to maintain equipment providing years of dependable service. The commitment for quality, innovation and dedication is instilled in every employee and is one of the main reasons why Bandit became an employee-owned company (ESOP) in 2018.

Bandit’s line of whole tree chippers and horizontal grinders are either supported by a highly trained dealer network or the Bandit factory. For those supported by a dealer, each dealer has qualified sales, parts, and service personnel that receive ongoing training from Bandit. These dealers carry a wide variety of parts and machines to meet your needs and are supported by Bandit regional sales and parts representatives. If there is no authorized dealer in your area, then the Bandit factory would handle all your parts, sales, and service needs. Bandit employs experienced and knowledgeable personnel and has multiple service trucks on the road to service customers accordingly.

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Bandit’s line of horizontal grinders known as “The Beast” are the most versatile units available on the market today. These units are the most efficient way to process wood waste.  The heart of each Beast Recycler is the Patented Cuttermill that will cut material apart opposed to the beating action of competitive grinders. This process is best described by comparing an axe to a sledgehammer, which would you prefer to use to cut down a tree? Each grinder excels at producing a high-quality end product. A variety of tooth and screen options are available to ensure customers produce the product expected. Various models include towable and track units ranging from 18” to 45” diameter capacity and engine options up to 1,200 horsepower.

Bandit also offers a line of durable and productive disc and drum style whole tree chippers with capacities ranging from 18” to 36” diameter and engine options up to 1,200 horsepower. Tracks can be equipped on most units and a cab and loader is available on select models. Bandit whole tree chippers drum-style chippers are known to pull and compress material efficiently with the Patented Slide Box feed. This system reduces the need to re-position material and makes the unit much easier to feed. The chipper discharge system is designed to throw chips at maximum velocity ensuring chip vans are fully loaded. Auxiliary blowers are not needing when producing a smaller chip.


In 2021, Bandit announced the purchase of the Trelan company which has produced high quality disc-style chippers since the seventies. The Trelan chippers can produce a paper quality chip ranging from 5/8” to 1”. This acquisition enhanced the line of Bandit whole tree chippers by now featuring a diverse line of disc and drum style chippers.

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