Bandit chose a Swedish engine for The Beast

American construction, raw power from Sweden and a Finnish crane. That’s the recipe for The Beast, a super-size chipper exhibited at SkogsElmia. The manufacturer is Bandit Industries in Michigan, USA.

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The machine is supplied with various types of engine but when diesel is involved the engines come from Volvo Penta.

“They’re powerful and reliable engines,” says Dean Ashton of Bandit.

What differs The Beast from most other similar machines is that it has two functions: chipping and grinding. As a chipper, it is designed to produce fuel chips; as a grinder it fragments transport pallets, demolition wood and other waste.

The machine comes in several sizes and models, with engines from 300 to 1,200 hp. At the fair a mid-size version was shown, the 3680 XP, which produces 100 tonnes of fuel chips per hour.

Published
6/7/2019
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The Beast – American manufacturing with a Swedish power source.
The Beast – American manufacturing with a Swedish power source.