Bandit dealer meeting emphasizes biomass and wood energy
Central Michigan University has achieved savings and economies by relying on wood waste for its energy needs. That was one of the points made by Steve Lawrence, a keynote speaker, at the 2008 Bandit Industries dealer meeting, held at the company’s Remus, Mich., corporate headquarters.
Distributors of tree-care and wood-waste-recycling equipment from around the world met for a week of sales and service seminars, product demonstrations and plant tours during the meeting, which is staged every three years.
Bandit President Jerry Morey offered supporting remarks on the emerging fuel-wood markets both locally and internationally, and encouraged attendees to familiarize themselves with ongoing market trends.
“Our dealers are the ones out there on the frontlines every day selling our equipment,” Morey said. “We feel it is important to keep them informed of growing trends, and in this case, to make them aware of the enormous energy possibilities in the U.S. regarding biomass energy. What better time to do that than at the dealer meeting?”
Bandit produces wood-waste-reduction equipment such as chippers and horizontal grinders, which yield a useful and valuable end product for a variety of markets.
During the meeting’s Demo Day, attendees witnessed an array of equipment processing a steady diet of wood waste, including six hand-fed chippers, six stump grinders, three whole-tree chippers and two Beast recyclers. The latter item features the Beast Knife System, which enables users to quickly convert the machinery into a whole-tree chipper with a simple change of cutting tools.
The Bandit Model 1490XP drum-style chipper and Model 2000XP stump grinder were introduced to Bandit dealers at the event.