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Vermeer BC1200XL wood chipper

BC1200XL Wood Chipper

BC1200XL Wood Chipper


Available with a 110 hp Cummins QSB3.3 Turbo Tier 3 diesel engine, the BC1200XL is rugged, powerful, and offers innovative features designed for safety and performance.

Weight2404 kg

Fuel TypeDiesel

Power110 hp (82 kW)

Capacity13.25" x 17" infeed

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Key features

  • Get more done thanks do the aggressive feeding action of dual horizontal offset feed rollers.
  • Protect your engine with the SmartFeed system, which monitors engine speed and stops or reverses the feed rollers if needed.
  • Take on the heavy work with an optional winch for effortless handling of large logs.
  • Prevent premature wear to the belt-drive system using the clutchless PTO system, which prevents high-speed engagement of the cutter drum.


General Dimensions and Weights

Length (Table Up, Tongue In) 168 inches 426.7 cm
Length (Table Down, Tongue Extended) 206 inches 523.2 cm
Width 79 inches 200.7 cm
Height 103 inches 261.6 cm
Weight 5300 lbs 2404 kg
Sound level 120 dB(a)


Make and Model Cummins QSB3.3 Turbo Tier 3
Number of Cylinders 4
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 110 hp 82 kw
Torque (Max) 304 ft-lb 412.2 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity 25 gal 94.6 L
Max Fuel Consumption 6.1 gph 23.1 lph
Fuel Type Diesel
Air Cleaner 2-stage dry with safety element
Oil Filter Spin-on
Recommended Oil API CH-4/SJ
Oil Volume with Filter 9 qt 8.5 L
Maximum Angle of Continuous Operation 30 deg
Cooling Medium Liquid
Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) 2.5 gal 9.5 L
Alternator 95 Amp
Fan 22 inches (55.8 cm)
Clutch Type Clutchless PTO
Clutch Drive Engagement Belt tensioner

Feed System

Feed Roller Orientation Horizontal
Number of Feed Rollers 2
Feed Roller Clamp Load 2650 lbs 1202 kg
Feed Roller Clamp Type Hydraulic cylinder
Feed Roller Minimum Distance to Drum 1 inch 2.5 cm
Feed Roller Dimension 15 inches 38.1 cm
Number of Knives 8
Feed Roller Dimension (Two) 11.1 inches (28.3 cm)
Number of Knives (2) 12
Weight of Feed Roller 80 lbs 36.3 kg
Number of Feed Roller Motors 2
Motor Manufacturer White Hydraulic
Feed Speed 110 ft/min
Infeed Table Width 52 inches 132.1 cm
Infeed Table Length 30.1 inches 76.5 cm
Infeed Hopper Height 32 inches 81.3 cm
Infeed Throat Capacity 13.3 inches x 17 inches (33.7 cm x 43.2 cm)
Pinch Point - Distance to End of Feed Table 67.4 inches 171.2 cm
Distance from Feed Table to Ground 27.2 inches 69.1 cm
Infeed Table Material Thickness .2 inch .5 cm

Safety System

Bottom Feed Stop Bar Standard
Bottom Feed Stop Bar Diameter 2 inches 5.1 cm
Bottom Feed Stop Bar Material Thickness 11 GA
Actuation Force (BFSB) 34 lbs 15.4 kg
Normal Sensitivity 22 deg
Reduced Sensitivity 12 deg
Reset Method Dual green hold-to-run buttons
Four Position Feed Control Bar Standard
Diameter 2 inches 5.1 cm
Material Thickness 0.1 inch 0.3 cm
Positions Four positions: Emergency stop, forward, and reverse
Actuation Force 34 lbs 15.4 kg
Green Hold to Run Button Standard

Drum/Disc Cutting System

Material Capacity 13.3 inches 33.8 cm
Width 20 inches 50.8 cm
Thickness 0.4 inch 1 cm
Diameter 20 inches 50.8 cm
Speed 2000 rpm
Weight With Shaft 480 lbs 217.7 kg
Safety Lock - Number of Positions 2
Number of Knives 2
Knife Thickness 0.6 inch 1.6 cm
Material A8 chipper steel
Useable Edges 2
Knife Size 0.625 inch x 4.5 inches x 9 inches (1.6 cm x 11.4 cm x 22.9 cm)
Number of Bolts/Knife 4
Replaceable Threaded Knife Block Yes
Number of Paddles 5
Fixture Method Weld-on
Air Flow 2000 cfm
Bedknife Size 3.5 inches x 17.3 inches (8.9 cm x 43.8 cm)
Bedknife Thickness 1 inch 2.5 cm
Bedknife Material 1018
Bedknife - Number of Useable Edges 4

Cutter Drive Components

Number of Bearings 2
Bore 2.4 inches 6.2 cm
Type Spherical roller
Manufacturer Linkbelt
Dynamic Capacity 31400 lbs 14242.8 kg
Static Capacity 53500 lbs 24267.2 kg
Belt Idler/Tensioner Yes
Belt Type 5V

Discharge System

Chute Height 104 inches 264.2 cm
Bottom Thickness 0.1 inch 0.2 cm
Top Thickness 0.1 inch 0.3 cm
Side Wall Thickness 0.1 inch 0.3 cm
Deflector Thickness 0.1 inch 0.3 cm
Chute Rotation Angle 270 deg
Rotation Type Manual pivot with handle
Rotational Lock Yes

Hydraulic System

Tank capacity 12 gal 45.4 L
Recommended Oil Type Vermeer VMF
System Type Open center, dual pumps
Filtration Method 10 micron return, 100 micron suction
Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 4.1 gpm 15.7 L/min
System relief pressure 2500 psi 172.4 bar
Auto Reverse PSI 2500 psi 172.4 bar
Flow Control No
Directional Control Yes
Oil Cooler No

Electrical System

System Voltage 12 volt
Battery Group 31; 950 CCA
Standard Gauges Fuel, hour gauges, voltage, water temperature, oil pressure, tachometer gauges, multifunction display
Switches Lower feed stop bar senstivity, toggle, SmartFeed and Ecoldle
Controller Vermeer ACS
Display LCD
Shutdown System High temperature, low pressure
Radio Remote Control No


Frame Description 7 inches (17.78) Z channel; 0.25 inches (0.64 cm) thickness
Toolbox Description No
Tongue Description 2.5 inches x 4.5 inches x 0.38 inch (6.4 cm x 11.4 cm x 9.5 mm)
Tongue Extension Extendable 18 inches (45.7 cm)
Hitch Type Pintle
Fender Description Bolt-on
Axle/Suspension Torsion
Type - Option One Rubber torsional
Manufacturer - Option One Dexter axle
Capacity - Option One 7000 lb (3175.2 kg)
Tires - Option One ST235/80/R16 Load Range E
Wheels - Option One 16 inches (40.6 cm)
Tires - Option Two ST285/75/R16 Load Range E
Wheels - Option Two 16 inches (40.6)
Brake Type Electric
Trailer Light Type LED

Winch Option

Winch Relief System 2200 psi 151.7 bar
Winch Boom Structure .25 inch (6.4 mm) Grade 50
Winch Input Speed 51 rpm
Winch Controls Forward, reverse and free spool
Winch Rope 7/16 inch (1.11 cm)
Rope Length 150 ft 45.7 m
Rope Line Pull 2000 lbs 907.2 kg
Rope Choker Detachable chain choker

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