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Bandit Warranty

It’s one thing for a manufacturer to claim their equipment is reliable but only Bandit offers the GUTS five-year warranty for hand-fed and whole tree chippers.

What does the GUTS warranty cover?
Bandit Slide Box Feed System, including all Bandit fabricated components related to this system.
Bandit Disc/Drum Assembly, including all Bandit fabricated components related to the disc/drum.

How long does coverage last?
Hand-fed chippers: *Five years or 3,000 hours, whichever comes first.
Whole tree chippers: *Five years or 3,000 hours, whichever comes first.

What about the engine?
All engines are subject to warranty coverage provided by the engine manufacturer.

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Best Practices for Equipment Operation

This general overview applies to all Bandit Equipment. For specific procedures, always consult your equipment operator’s manual and start-up/operations and safety video.

• Personnel and bystander safety must always be the number one concern. Always wear all required personal protective equipment, per OSHA and your company’s requirement. Do not wear ragged, torn or loose clothing, large cuffed ‘gauntlet style’ gloves, jewelry or anything that could be easily snagged.
• Always make sure that all controls, shields, guards and safety devices are securely in place, in proper working condition and function smoothly prior to operation.
• Never operate or work on Bandit equipment while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Always keep a fully charged, operational fire extinguisher nearby.
• Never allow anyone near Bandit equipment while it is running. Any unauthorized personnel must be kept well away from the work zone at all times. Shut the machine down immediately if unauthorized persons or animals enter the work zone. Only adults should operate this equipment.
• The area around Bandit equipment must be free of any objects that could obstruct the operator’s movement. Remove branches, limbs, rocks, etc. from the work area that may cause a tripping hazard for operators or workers. The operator must be located within easy reach of all controls and shut-off devices, and be prepared to react to an emergency situation.
• Never allow material to discharge toward people, animals, vehicles or structures.
• Never operate Bandit equipment that is in need of repair.
• Never go near hydraulic leaks. High pressure oil can easily puncture skin, causing serious injury or death. Hot fluid under pressure can cause severe burns–never use fingers or skin to check for leaks.
• Always use wheel chocks to secure towable Bandit machinery. Hand-fed chippers should always be connected to a tow vehicle when in use.
• Never sit, stand, lay, climb or ride anywhere on Bandit equipment while it is running, operating or in transit.
• Under no circumstances should anyone attempt to open, leave open or close the hoods, doors or guards on equipment while components are turning, coasting to a stop or the engine is running. This negligent action can cause severe injury or death.

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What is a CVI?

Radius Industrial Works is a CVSE Designated Inspection Facility for Commercial Vehicle Inspections on Class 3 trailers without air brakes.

What is a CVI?

A Commercial Vehicle Inspection (CVI) is the enforcement of safety regulations and laws of commercial vehicles. CVI’s are performed by trade qualified mechanics that are authorized through the Ministry of Transport. It is a mandatory safety inspection program and is not a replacement for the ongoing preventive maintenance that maybe carried out by the owner of a vehicle. Inspections are completed at Designated Inspection Facilities (DIF) holding a valid licence and during a CVI, a certified inspector assesses the vehicle in question. It’s a thorough exam that involves checking the vital vehicle support systems such as brakes, suspension, power train, electrical systems, etc.

Why do I need it?

As of Jun 1, 2019, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s CVSE department has changed the provincial commercial trailer inspection requirements. Autoplan brokers must now see proof of a passed inspection before processing any transactions for trailers above 1401 kg GVWR (including chippers). Commercial vehicle’s must be inspected for safety before you get registered, licensed, and insured. Unlike private vehicles, commercial vehicles must be inspected immediately.
It is the program’s intent to maintain road safety and ensure compliant and safe vehicles are operating on BC roadways through proper application of applicable standards and regulations. British Columbia’s program objective is to ensure that carriers maintain the minimum standards for their drivers and vehicles thus preserving road safety through lower numbers of safety related offences, vehicles out-of-service and, ultimately, crash rates.

How often do I need it?

Commercial Vehicle Inspections (CVI) for class 3 trailers other than Logging or Dump trailers are required to be performed annually. It is crucial that all commercial vehicle owners bring their insurance papers when planning to get their class 3 trailers inspected.

What is checked?

• Electrical System and Lamps
• Brakes
• Suspension
• Coupling Devices
• Body and Frame
• Wheels and Tires