Overview

Speed and large capacity equals high productivity. When the jobsite calls for large diameter chipping, look to the Vermeer BC1800XL brush chipper. Built with strength for demanding conditions, the BC1800XL possesses the power and features needed for land-clearing and tree care operations.

The BC1800XL is now available with a John Deere Tier 4 Final engine with 173 hp (129 kW). Other standard features include the patented SmartFeed control system, EcoIdle™ engine control system, Tree Comander ™ remote control and Bottom Feed Stop Bar for increased operator safety.

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Videos

Brush Chipper Operation and Safety Video

BC1800XL Tier 4 Final Brush Chipper

BC1800XL Tier 4 Final Brush Chipper

Features and Benefits

  • Improve productivity with the SmartFeed system, which monitors engine rpm and senses jams, automatically stopping or reversing the rollers as needed.
  • 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” (158.8 cm) long feed table for extra distance and exclusive bottom feed stop bar system.
  • With the standard Tree Commander™ remote control, jobsite productivity is improved 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
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine replacement parts for your Vermeer brush chipper.
Specs
General Dimensions and Weights
Length - Feed Table Up, Tongue In 177" 449.6 cm
Length - Table Down, Tongue Extended 231" 586.7 cm
Width 78.5" 199.4 cm
Height 107" 271.8 cm
Weight - Engine Option One 9600 lbs 4354.5 kg
Tongue Weight - Engine Option One 1300 lbs 589.7 kg
Weight With Winch (Additional) 360 lbs 163.3 kg
Sound Power TBD
Engine Option One
Make and Model John Deere 4045HFC09
Number of Cylinders 4
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 173 hp 129 kw
Torque (Max) 492 ft-lb 667.1 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity 35 gal 132.5 L
Fuel Type Diesel
Air Cleaner 2 Stage Dry
Oil Filter Spin-on
Recommended Oil ACEA E-7 & E-6 or API CI-4
Oil Volume with Filter 15.5 qt 14.7 L
Maximum Angle of Continuous Operation 30 deg
Cooling Medium Liquid
Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) 32 gal 121.1 L
Alternator 90
Fan 26" Suction
Clutch Type 12" Spring Loaded
Clutch Drive Engagement Manual Lever
Engine Option Two
Make and Model Cummins QSF3.8L Tier 4 Final
Number of Cylinders 4
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 130 hp 96.9 kw
Torque (Max) 360 ft-lb 488.1 Nm
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Option Three
Make and Model John Deere Tier 4 Final 4045HFC04
Number of Cylinders 4
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 139 hp 103.7 kw
Torque (Max) 398 ft-lb 539.6 Nm
Fuel Type Diesel
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" x 18
Number of Knives 11
Weight of Feed Roller 116 lbs 52.6 kg
Feed Roller Dimension (Two) 23.5" x 18
Number of Knives (2) 11
Weight of Feed Roller (Option Two) 116 lbs 52.6 kg
Number of Feed Roller Motors 2
Motor Displacement 28.4
Motor Manufacturer White RE470
Feed Speed 117 ft/min
Infeed Table Width 67" 170.2 cm
Infeed Table Length 36" 91.4 cm
Infeed Hopper Height 34" 86.4 cm
Infeed Throat Capacity 20" x 24"
Distance from Feed Table to Ground 30.5" 77.5 cm
Infeed Table Material Thickness .2" .5 cm
Safety System
Bottom Feed Stop Bar Standard
Bottom Feed Stop Bar Diameter 2" 5.1 cm
Bottom Feed Stop Bar Material Thickness 11 GA
Normal Sensitivity 22 deg
Reduced Sensitivity 12 deg
Reset Method Green Hold to Run Button
Four Position Feed Control Bar Standard
Diameter 2" 5.1 cm
Material Thickness 11" 27.9 cm
Positions 4: E-Stop, Forward, Neutral, Reverse
Green Hold to Run Button Standard
Drum/Disc Cutting System
Material Capacity 19" 48.3 cm
Width .5" 1.3 cm
Thickness 26.1" 66.4 cm
Diameter 36" 91.4 cm
Speed 1100
Weight With Shaft 1160 lbs 526.2 kg
Safety Lock - Number of Positions 4
Number of Knives 4
Knife Thickness .6" 1.6 cm
Material A8 Modified Chipper Steel
Useable Edges 2
Knife Size 0.625 x 5 x 10
Number of Bolts/Knife 5
Replaceable Threaded Knife Block Yes
Number of Paddles 12
Fixture Method Weld on
Air Flow 3544 cfm
Bedknife Size 3" x 20.25"
Bedknife Thickness 1.3" 3.2 cm
Bedknife Material 1018 CD
Bedknife - Number of Useable Edges 4
Cutter Drive Components - Engine Option One
Number of Bearings 2
Bore 2.9" 7.5 cm
Type Spherical roller
Manufacturer Linkbelt
Dynamic Capacity 41800 lbs 18960.2 kg
Static Capacity 71500 lbs 32431.9 kg
Belt Idler/Tensioner Spring loaded
Belt Type 5V
Discharge System
Chute Height 110" 279.4 cm
Bottom Thickness .1" .2 cm
Top Thickness .3" .8 cm
Side Wall Thickness .1" .3 cm
Deflector Thickness .1" .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 6.3 gpm 23.8 L/min
System relief pressure 2800 psi 193.1 bar
Auto Reverse PSI 2400 psi 165.5 bar
Flow Control Yes
Directional Control Yes
Oil Cooler No
Electrical System
System Voltage 12
Battery 950 cca
Standard Gauges Digital Display with tachometer, hourmeter, oil pressure, water temp, and engine error codes. Fuel and DEF gauges
Switches Control Panel: Ignition, throttle, Smartfeed, exhaust regeneration, and ECOIdle. Rear: Lower feed bar sensitivity
Controller Vermeer ACS: CB02
Display MFD
Shutdown System High temp, low pressure,
Radio Remote Control Tree Commander
Chassis
Frame Description 7" x 2.13" Channel
Toolbox Description Standard
Tongue Description 4 x 4 x 0.375
Tongue Extension Two 12" Increments (for non winch)
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 H
Wheels - Option One 17.5" x 6.75" BC of 8 on 6.5"
Brake Type Electric
Trailer Light Type LED
Winch Option
Winch Relief System 3000 psi 206.8 bar
Winch Boom Structure 0.25 GR50
Winch Controls Forward, Reverse, Free Spool
Winch Rope 7/16"
Rope Length 150' 45.7 m
Rope Line Pull 2000 lbs 907.2 kg
Rope Choker 1/4"
Other Options
Special Paint Optional
Extended Warranty Optional
Preventive Maintenance Optional
Adjustable Height Discharge Chute Optional
Hydraulic Chute Controls Optional