Flagship Horizontal Grinder for Africa Biomass Company

The Bandit Beast 2680XP horizontal grinder has since the the beginning of the company been the flagship horizontal grinder of Africa Biomass Company. Recently ABC has bought their 13th Beast, which is used for our wood recycling and biomass services.

The Beast® Model 2680XP horizontal grinder offers exceptional versatility for tree services, municipalities, logging operations, saw mills, recycling yards and many other end-users seeking a one-size-fits-all recycling solution.

With either a 610mm or 889mm x 1 524mm throat opening, the Model 2680XP can easily handle waste wood, plastic, rubber, roofing shingles, chunk wood and more.

Create valuable products

Equip your Model 2680XP horizontal grinder with a variety of teeth and screens to meet your specific end-product specification. This machine can be set up to take your waste wood and convert it to a valuable product that customers will pay top-dollar for!

As your needs change, so does your Model 2680XP horizontal grinder. Configure everything from the in-feed speed, mill configuration and screens to meet your specifications.

Maximum uptime

The Model 2680XP is built to stand up to any daily grind. Solid steel welded construction and the industry’s best components combine to create a machine professionals can trust to perform.

When you need parts or service, turn to Africa Biomass Company who is ready to offer our support.

Produce more, pay less

The Beast Model 2680’s patented cutter mill utilises a unique cutter body holder that regulates the size of the cut. The result is a more uniform product, using less energy to process material. This results in savings in fuel, wear and tear, and most importantly – time – because you get the right size on the first pass.

Go-anywhere track mobility

A Caterpillar 320L steel track undercarriage can be added to the Model 2680XP. This feature allows it to travel over rough terrain not accessible by towable units. It also eliminates the need to forward or skid material to the grinder – the operator can take this horizontal grinder to the trees.

Chipper Unit

Technical Data
Capacity609.60 mm
Opening1524 x 609.60 mm
Cutter Mill
Drum Diameter914.40 mm
Width1 320.80 mm
Feed Wheel Diameter609.60 mm (1)
Feed Wheel Width1 524 mm


In-feed Conveyor
Width1.52 m
Length4.11 m
Discharge Conveyor
Width1.22 m
Length5.49 m


Towable Undercarriage
Axle Weight2x 11.34 tonne
Tyres4x 315/80R 22.5″
Track Undercarriage
TypeCAT 320L


Technical Data
Power328.11 – 596.56 kW /
440 – 800 HP
Fuel Capacity946.35 litres
Hydraulic Capacity529.958


Technical Data
Length11.28 m10.06 m
Width2.59 m3.51 m
Height3.78 m3.78 m
Weight24.95 tonne29.48 tonne

Key Features

Used by:Processes:
• Tree services
• Plastic recyclers
• Waste wood recyclers
• Clearing contractors
• Biomass energy producers
• Municipalities & other governmental agencies
• Stumps
• Logs
• Whole trees
• Brush
• Wet leaves
• Landscape waste
• Pallets
• Housing demolition
• Sawmill waste
• Storm cleanup waste
• Railroad ties and telephone poles
• AG waste (hay, straw & cane grass)
• Heavy-walled plastic pipe