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Vermeer BC1800XL wood chipper

BC1800XL Wood Chipper

BC1800XL Wood Chipper


Tackle wood waste measuring up to 19 inches (48.3 cm) with the powerful BC1800XL Wood Chipper featuring Tree Commander™ remote control.

Weight4200 kg

Fuel TypeDiesel

Power170 hp (126.8 kW)

Capacity20" x 24" infeed

Case Study

Leo’s Tree and Tower

Armidale, Australia

BC1800XL brush chipper

Arborists adopting the trend toward mechanical advantage

Equipment that reduces labour costs not only makes a business more productive, but can also improve staff health.

Posted Sunday, February 12, 2017 in Case Studies:
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Key features

  • Improve productivity with the SmartFeed system, which monitors engine rpm and senses jams, automatically stopping or reversing the rollers as needed.
  • Tree Commander™ remote control boosts jobsite productivity by allowing the operator to control brush chipper functions remotely. The remote can be attached to the operator’s belt or held in an optional bracket mounted directly to the operator’s station of a Vermeer mini skid steer loader
  • Reduce vibration and structural loading to the rear of the machine with vertical feed rollers designed with helical cleats that hold material more firmly.
  • Provides operator safety with a 62.5 inches (158.8 cm) long feed table for extra distance and exclusive bottom feed stop bar system.
  • Protect your investment with a 3-year/3000-hour extended limited warranty on drum housings, cutter drums, shaft and ring-fetter hubs in addition to the 1-year/1000-hour Vermeer equipment limited warranty.

General Dimensions and Weights

Length (Table Up, Tongue In) 177 inches 449.6 cm
Length (Table Down, Tongue Extended) 231 inches 586.7 cm
Width 78.5 inches 199.4 cm
Height 107 inches 271.8 cm
Weight 9259 lbs 4200 kg
Sound Power 127 dB(a)


Make and Model Cummins CSB4.5 Tier 3
Number of Cylinders 4
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 170 hp 126.8 kw
Torque (Max) 460 ft-lb 623.7 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity 35 gal 132.5 L
Fuel Type Diesel
Air Cleaner Fleet Guard Two Stage Dry
Oil Filter Spin-on
Recommended Oil API CH-4/ST
Oil Volume with Filter 17 qt 16.1 L
Cooling Medium Liquid
Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) 8 gal 30.3 L
Alternator Delco 11si
Fan 26 inches (66.04 cm) suction
Clutch Type Clutchless PTO
Clutch Drive Engagement Auto Clutch

Feed System

Feed Roller Orientation Vertical
Number of Feed Rollers 2
Feed Roller Clamp Load 380 lbs 172.4 kg
Feed Roller Clamp Type Spring
Feed Roller Dimension 23.5 inches x 18 inches 59.69 cm x 45.72 cm
Number of Knives 9
Weight of Feed Roller 116 lbs 52.6 kg
Feed Roller Dimension (Two) 23.5 inches x 18 inches 59.69 cm x 45.72 cm
Number of Knives (2) 9
Weight of Feed Roller (Option Two) 116 lbs 52.6 kg
Number of Feed Roller Motors 2
Motor Displacement 32.7
Motor Manufacturer White Hydraulics
Feed Speed 118 ft/min
Infeed Table Width 20 inches 50.8 cm
Infeed Table Length 32 inches 81.3 cm
Infeed Hopper Height 24 inches 61 cm
Infeed Throat Capacity 20 inches x 24 inches 50.8 cm x 60.96 cm
Pinch Point - Distance to End of Feed Table 62.5 inches 158.8 cm
Distance from Feed Table to Ground 30.5 inches 77.5 cm
Infeed Table Material Thickness .2 inches .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 Green hold to run button
Four Position Feed Control Bar Standard
Diameter 2 inches 5.1 cm
Material Thickness 11 inches 27.9 cm
Positions Four positions: Emergency stop, Forward, Neutral, and Reverse
Actuation Force 34 lbs 15.4 kg
Green Hold to Run Button Standard

Drum/Disc Cutting System

Material Capacity 19 inches 48.3 cm
Width 26.5 inches 67.3 cm
Thickness 0.4 inches 1 cm
Diameter 36 inches 91.4 cm
Speed 1100 RPM
Weight With Shaft 850 lbs 385.6 kg
Safety Lock - Number of Positions 4
Number of Knives 4
Knife Thickness 0.6 inches 1.6 cm
Material A8 chipper steel
Useable Edges 2
Knife Size 0.625 inches x 5 inches x 10 inches 1.59 cm x 12.7 cm x 25.4 cm
Number of Bolts/Knife 5
Replaceable Threaded Knife Block Yes
Number of Paddles 4
Fixture Method Weld on
Air Flow 3200 cfm
Bedknife Size 3 inches x 30.25 inches (7.62 cm x 76.84 cm)
Bedknife Thickness 1.5 inches 3.8 cm
Bedknife Material 1018
Bedknife - Number of Useable Edges 4

Discharge System

Chute Height 110 inches 279.4 cm
Bottom Thickness 270 inches 685.8 cm
Top Thickness 0.1 inches 0.2 cm
Side Wall Thickness 0.1 inches 0.3 cm
Deflector Thickness 0.1 inches 0.3 cm
Chute Rotation Angle 270 deg
Rotation Type Worm gear with rotational lock
Rotational Lock Self lock

Hydraulic System

Tank capacity 12 gal 45.4 L
Recommended Oil Type Vermeer VMF
System Type Open center
Filtration Method 3 micron return, 100 micron suction
Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 7.8 gpm 29.6 L/min
System relief pressure 2500 psi 172.4 bar
Auto Reverse PSI 2400 psi 165.5 bar
Flow Control Yes
Directional Control Yes
Oil Cooler No

Electrical System

System Voltage 12 volt
Battery 950 CCA
Standard Gauges Tach/hour meter (includes toggle to obtain oil pressure, water temp, engine error codes) fuel gauge
Switches Throttle, ignition, lower feed bar sensitivity, chute rotate, chute deflector
Controller Vermeer ACS
Display LED
Shutdown System High temp, low pressure
Radio Remote Control No


Frame Description C Channel
Toolbox Description Standard
Tongue Description 4 inches x 4 inches x .375 inches 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm x 0.95 cm
Tongue Extension Same as 1000
Hitch Type Pintle
Fender Description Integrated
Axle/Suspension Torflex
Type - Option One Rubber torsional
Manufacturer - Option One Dexter
Capacity - Option One 10,000
Tires - Option One 235/75R17.5 load range J
Wheels - Option One 17.5 inches x 6.75 inches BC of 8 on 6.5 inches 44.45 cm x 17.15 cm BC of 8 on 16.51 cm
Axle/Suspension - Option Two Torflex
Type - Option Two Rubber Torsional
Manufacturer - Option Two Dexter
Capacity - Option Two 8,000 lb 3628.7 kg
Tires - Option Two 235/75R 17.5
Wheels - Option Two Eight hole 17.5 x 6.75
Brake Type Electric
Trailer Light Type Incandesent

Winch Option

Winch Relief System 2500 psi 172.4 bar
Winch Boom Structure .25 GR50
Winch Controls Forward, Reverse, Free Spool
Winch Rope 7/16 inches 1.11 cm
Rope Length 150 ft 45.7 m
Rope Line Pull 2000 lbs 907.2 kg
Rope Choker 0.25 inches 0.64 cm

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