The Bandit Intimidator 18XP engine-powered chipper is Bandit’s most popular hand-fed drum-style wood chipper. With a 521 x 502 mm throat opening, 940 mm diameter drum, aggressive engine options and Bandit’s Slide Box Feed System it absolutely dominates everything else in the 460mm wood chipper category. It’s designed for tree services and municipalities that regularly work both small projects and big takedowns.

Maximise your production

The Bandit Intimidator 18XP engine-powered wood chipper easily handles limby material with its large throat opening and Bandit’s proven Slide Box Feed System. This system features powerful dual horizontal feed rollers 508 mm wide x 270 mm in diameter, powered by 32.3 CID hydraulic motors.

The feed rollers are positioned within centimetres of the chipping blades, effectively controlling even the wildest trees and branches. This reduces trimming time and labour costs while increasing production.

Maximise your uptime

The Intimidator 18XP wood chipper has a powerful drum reinforced with internal baffles. The rugged construction and heavy-duty components throughout the Intimidator 18XP help ensure long life and trouble-free performance. Super charge your production by adding optional 635 mm wide feed wheel rollers.

Pack wood chip trailers

The Bandit Intimidator 18XP hand-fed wood chipper throws wood chips with more force due to the pocket design, the larger drum diameter, smooth transition, and smooth discharges. This means more chips per load and fewer trips to the dumping site.

Chipper Unit

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

Technical Data
Capacity457.20 mm
Opening520.70 x 501.65 mm
Feed Rate32 m/min
Production± 212 m³/day

Chipper Drum/Disc

Drum/Disc Unit
Diameter939.80 mm
Width558.80 mm
RPM± 1 080


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

Technical Data
Axle Capacity4.5 ton
Hitch TypeCircle/eye hitch

Engine Options

Diesel Option
Power 106 kW / 142 HP
Fuel Capacity94.60 litres
Hydraulic Capacity45.40 litres


Technical Data
Width2.31 m
Height2.59 m
Length (closed)
Length (open)5.52 m
Weight4.1 t

Key Features

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