Bandit® hand-fed chippers and stump grinders have long been favorites in the rental market. That’s because Bandit equipment delivers an unbeatable combination of reliability and performance for operators, and simple maintenance with exceptional resale value for rental store owners. In rental applications, Bandit chippers often pay for themselves in just 18 months. Low-maintenance hydrostatic stump grinders are even more lucrative, typically paying for themselves in just a year.
For 2018 Bandit is upping the ante with updated chippers that feature more standard equipment, new gasoline and diesel engine options, and an updated look. Stump grinders feature numerous enhancements across the lineup that add performance while further reducing and simplifying maintenance.
In addition, Bandit is very excited to unveil an all-new compact track stump grinder at the American Rental Association’s The Rental Show, taking place February 26 through March 1 in Orlando, Florida. This machine is the highly maneuverable, small Bandit track stumper that rental companies and stump grinding professionals have been asking for – combining durable construction and Bandit performance in a cost-effective, all-terrain track machine that’s ideally suited for both rental markets and stump grinding professionals.
Rental stores find the Bandit brand to be an exceptional draw. Customers have been known to pass other rental locations just to get the benefits of running Bandit equipment. With basic controls and intuitive designs they are good for use by homeowners and weekend warriors. On the other side of the market, chipping and stump grinding professionals appreciate Bandit equipment for the performance and durability. Renting is also a great way for customers to see firsthand the advantages of Bandit equipment versus the competition.
And when it comes time for rental companies to sell, Bandit equipment consistently brings top dollar in used markets. And buyers are often regular rental customers.
“I’ve been renting Bandits for about 10 years now,” said Ed Wadley of Taylor’s Rental in Fort Worth, Texas. Ed has featured Bandit equipment in his rental fleet for years, and he’s serving a niche market by renting large Bandit hand-fed chippers and stump grinders as well as small units.
“You could walk in here any day of the week and I’d have two or three of the chippers out, and the stump grinders go out more often than the chippers.”
From chipping and stump grinding professionals to rental operations large or small, renting Bandit equipment can be a win-win situation. Click here to read the full story of Taylor’s Rental, the customers they serve, and their success with Bandit equipment.
If you own or manage a rental fleet, be sure to visit Bandit Industries at The Rental Show in February. For those looking to rent Bandit equipment, contact your nearest Bandit authorized dealer for assistance.