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Vermeer BC700XL wood chipper

BC700XL Wood Chipper

BC700XL Wood Chipper


The smallest machine in Vermeer's wood chipper line, the BC700XL design is based on operator feedback and focuses on productivity advantage and ease-of-use.

Weight816.5 kg

Fuel TypePetrol

Power25 hp (18.6 kW)

Capacity6" x 8" infeed

Case Study

Stirling Hire

Adelaide Hills, South Australia

BC700XL Wood Chipper

Achieving business success by investing in reliable hire equipment

Based in the heart of the Adelaide Hills, family run equipment hire business Stirling Hire has been providing quality building and earthmoving machinery and products to locals for eight years.

Posted Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in Case Studies:
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Key features

  • The BC700XL features a centrifugal clutch system, 25 horsepower (18.6 kW) Kohler EFI engine, bottom feed stop bar and Vermeer exclusive SmartFeed feed-sensing control system.
  • The centrifugal clutch engagement prevents belt slip when engaging the clutch which means fewer maintenance costs.
  • The 25 hp (18.6 kW) Electronic Fuel-Injected (EFI) Kohler engine performs well during cold-weather starts, has reduced occurrence of engine flooding and provides improved fuel economy over comparable carbureted gas engines.
  • The large infeed opening makes feeding irregular material easier and decreases the amount of saw cuts needed prior to feeding the chipper.
  • The exclusive SmartFeed, patented feed-sensing control system, from Vermeer helps increase operator productivity and reduces strain on vital engine parts, as engine rpm is monitored and feed rollers are controlled.
  • A bottom feed stop bar is strategically located to make it possible for the operator's leg to strike the bar and shut off the feed mechanism either intentionally or automatically in an emergency situation.
  • The wide axle offers a wide footprint at the axle for side-to-side stability; additionally enhances transportability and visibility while backing up.


General Dimensions and Weights

Length (Feed Table Up, Tongue In) 113 inches 287 cm
Length (Table Down, Tongue Extended) 133 inches 337.8 cm
Width 71 inches 180.3 cm
Height 102 inches 259.1 cm
Weight 1800 lbs 816.5 kg
Tongue Weight 180 lbs 81.6 kg


Make and Model Kohler ECH740
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 25 hp 18.6 kw
Torque (Max) 41.7 ft-lb 56.5 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity 6 gal 22.7 L
Max Fuel Consumption 2.4 gph 9.1 lph
Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Cleaner Kohler HD 2-Stage Dry
Oil Filter Spin-on
Recommended Oil Kohler oil or API CH4/SJ
Oil Volume with Filter 2 qt 1.9 L
Maximum Angle of Continuous Operation 25 deg
Cooling Medium Oil/Air
Alternator 20A Charging
Clutch Type Centrifugal PTO
Clutch Drive Engagement Centrifugal

Feed System

Feed Roller Orientation Horizontal
Feed Roller Clamp Load 525 lbs 238.1 kg
Feed Roller Clamp Type Spring/Feed Roller Weight
Feed Roller Minimum Distance to Drum 4 inches 10.2 cm
Feed Roller Dimension 10
Weight of Feed Roller 100 lbs 45.4 kg
Motor Displacement 14.2
Motor Manufacturer White Hydraulics
Feed Speed 49.4 ft/min
Infeed Table Width 41.2 inches 104.6 cm
Infeed Table Length 30.2 inches 76.7 cm
Infeed Hopper Height 22.1 inches 56.1 cm
Infeed Throat Capacity 6 inches x 8 inches
Pinch Point - Distance to End of Feed Table 65.4 inches 166.1 cm
Distance from Feed Table to Ground 28.1 inches 71.4 cm

Safety System

Bottom Feed Stop Bar Standard
Bottom Feed Stop Bar Diameter 2 inches 5.1 cm
Bottom Feed Stop Bar Material Thickness .12
Reset Method Dual green hold-to-run buttons
Four Position Feed Control Bar Standard
Diameter 2 inches 5.1 cm
Material Thickness .1  inch .3 cm
Positions Four positions: (E-Stop), Forward, Stop, (Reverse)
Green Hold to Run Button Standard

Drum/Disc Cutting System

Material Capacity 6 inches 15.2 cm
Width 8 inches 20.3 cm
Thickness 1.3 inches 3.2 cm
Diameter 23.9 inches 60.7 cm
Speed 1748
Weight With Shaft 176 lbs 79.8 kg
Knife Thickness 0.6 inch 1.6 cm
Material A8 Chipper Steel
Replaceable Threaded Knife Block Yes
Fixture Method Welded
Air Flow 5000 cfm
Bedknife Size 4 inches x 8.6 inches/(10.2 cm x 21.9 cm) hor; 4 inches x 5.8 inches/(10.2 cm x 14.6 cm) vert
Bedknife Material ASTM A572 Grade 50

Cutter Drive Components - Engine Option One

Bore 1.5 inches 3.8 cm
Type Flange-mounted ball type, self-aligning
Manufacturer Linkbelt
Dynamic Capacity 5640 lbs 2558.3 kg
Static Capacity 4460 lbs 2023 kg
Belt Idler/Tensioner Spring-loaded adjustable Idler
Belt Type 2-band 5-V profile Aramid

Discharge System

Chute Height 97.2 inches 246.8 cm
Bottom Thickness 0.1 inch 0.3 cm
Top Thickness 0.1 inch 0.3 cm
Side Wall Thickness 0.1 inch 0.3 cm
Deflector Thickness 0.1 inch 0.2 cm
Chute Rotation Angle 240 deg
Rotation Type Manual
Rotational Lock Standard Latch

Hydraulic System

Tank capacity 6.8 gal 25.7 L
Recommended Oil Type Vermeer VMF Gold
System Type Open center
Filtration Method Return flow filtration, 10 micron
Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 3.8 gpm 14.4 L/min
System relief pressure 2500 psi 172.4 bar

Electrical System

System Voltage 12 Volt
Battery Group 26, 400 CCA
Standard Gauges Hour meter
Switches Hold-to-run, sensitivity selector
Controller Vermeer ACS CB02


Frame Description 3/16 inch/(.5 cm) ASTM A1011 steel
Hitch Type 2 inches/(5.1 cm) ball coupler
Fender Description .1 inch/(.3 cm) Steel bolt-on
Axle/Suspension 2000 lb/(907.2 kg) rubber torsion axle
Type - Option One Rubber Torsional
Manufacturer - Option One Dexter
Capacity - Option One 2000 lb/(907.2 kg)
Tires - Option One ST185/80D13 load range D
Wheels - Option One 13 x 5, bolt circle 5 on 4.5
Axle/Suspension - Option Two 2000lb/(907.2 kg) rubber torsion axle with electric brakes
Type - Option Two Rubber torsional, braked
Manufacturer - Option Two Dexter
Capacity - Option Two 2000 lb/(907.2 kg)
Brake Type Electric optional
Trailer Light Type LED

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