Top 100: Self-Propulsion Takes Machine to Material

September 28, 2010

BanditTowable recycling machines in land-clearing and high-volume recycling applications typically operate from a stationary position, requiring support machines to transport material to the recycler. If the machine is towed to material, rough terrain and soft soils can be hazards. But, says Bandit, its new self-propelled 4680 Beast Recycler, equipped with a Caterpillar 325-size track undercarriage, moves easily and efficiently to the material, reducing costs along the way. The 860-hp 4680 is equipped with a 57-inch-diameter mill, designed to process whole trees and stumps and logs up to 40 inches in diameter. Estimated list price: $535,000 to $575,000 (depending on power unit and options).