Tree care professionals, municipalities and rental companies seeking a compact-yet-powerful 305 mm capacity drum wood chipper turn to the Bandit Intimidator 12XP BlueLine hand-fed wood chipper.

This impressive wood chipper features a large 610 mm diameter chipping drum and at 2.49 tonne it’s easily towable. Built strong using the highest quality components and assembled with solid welded construction, the Intimidator 12XP BlueLine will outperform and outlast all other 305 mm capacity drum wood chippers on the market.

Stronger & rugged package

Bandit’s Intimidator 12XP BlueLine wood chipper is built more rugged and more sturdy than its 12XPC counterpart. This wood chipper features a powerful Cummins 63 kW (85 HP) engine allowing it to operate at a higher productive rate.

The Intimidator 12XP BlueLine’s engine, combined with a sturdier and more rugged frame and trailer options, will allow operators to chip trees, branches and brush at the maximum diameter for longer hours.

The Bandit BlueLine series is only available in Africa with the trailers and engine options built and fitted at Africa Biomass Company in Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa.

Super-charge your production

Bandit wood chippers are easier to feed, so you’ll be more productive during the day. Bandit’s unique Slide Box Feed System and powerful 191 mm in diameter x 432 mm wide dual horizontal feed rollers crush and compress material, easily guiding it to the drum.

Pack wood chip trailers

Bandit is known throughout the industry for packing wood chip trailers to their maximum capacity, reducing the number of trips to the dumping site. Bandit wood chippers feature smooth discharge transitions and eliminate restrictions, while deep blade pockets propel wood chips with tremendous force.

Maximise your uptime

The most common maintenance items are easy to access on Bandit wood chippers. Bolt-in chipper blades are easy to access and change through the wood chipper hood. All service areas are easy to access, including all grease points, so daily maintenance is simple and quick.

Reduce your fuel costs up to 30%

The Bandit 15XP BlueLine wood chipper’ drum turns at a lower RPM with greater torque, and the synchronised feed system never underfeeds or forces material against the drum. The result is a more efficiently fed wood chipper that reduces idle time, and translates to fuel saving by up to 30%.

Chipper Unit

The chipper unit is manufactured at Bandit Industries, Inc. in the United States and then shipped to Africa Biomass Company.

Techical Data
Capacity304.80 mm
Opening431.80 x 361.70 mm
Feed Rate35 m/min
Production± 126 m³/day

Chipper Drum/Disc

Drum/Disc Unit
Diameter609.60 mm
Width476.25 mm
RPM1 530


All engine-powered hand-fed wood chippers is mounted on SABS-approved roadworthy trailers that is built at our workshop.

Technical Data
Axle Capacity3 500 kg
Hitch TypeCircle/eye hitch

Engine Options

Diesel Option
Power 63 kW / 85 HP
Fuel Capacity95 litres
Hydraulic Capacity45 litres


Technical Data
Width2.15 m
Length (closed)4.30 m
Length (open)5.00 m

Key Features

  • Rope/line shear device
  • Last chance cables
  • Operator safety control bar
  • Wood pusher paddle
  • Chipper hood with lock
  • Chipper hood engine disable plug
  • Hydraulic bottom bump bar (optional)