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BC1500 Tier 3
Length - Feed Table Up, Tongue In 179 in (454.7 cm)
Length - Table Down, Tongue Extended 217 in (551.2 cm)
Width 86 in (218.4 cm)
Height 104 in (264.2 cm)
Weight (without winch and hydraulic jack) Not applicable
Weight (with winch, hydraulic jack and hydraulic chute) Not applicable
Weight with outriggers (additional) Not applicable
Weight - Engine Option One 6907 lbs (3133 kg)
Weight - Engine Option Two Not applicable
Weight - Engine Option Three Not applicable
Weight - Engine Option Four Not applicable
Tongue Weight - Engine Option One 947 lbs (429.6 kg)
Tongue Weight - Engine Option Two Not applicable
Tongue Weight - Engine Option Three Not applicable
Length with Winch (Additional) Not applicable
Weight With Winch (Additional) Not applicable
Weight With Loader (Additional) Not applicable
Weight With Steel Tracks (Additional) Not applicable
Sound Power Not applicable
Sound Power - Engine Option Two Not applicable
Sound Power - Engine Option Three Not applicable
Horsepower Options 125 hp (93.21 kW)
BC1500 Tier 3
Make and Model John Deere 4045H Tier 3
Number of Cylinders 4 ( )
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 125 hp (93.2 kw)
Torque (Max) 355 ft-lb (481.3 Nm)
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 gal (170.3 L)
Max Fuel Consumption 7 gph (26.5 lph)
Fuel Type Diesel
Air Cleaner Two stage dry with safety element
Oil Filter Spin on
Recommended Oil API CC/CD
Oil Volume with Filter 14 qt (13.3 L)
Maximum Angle of Continuous Operation 30 deg ( )
Cooling Medium Liquid
Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) 30 gal (113.6 L)
Alternator 65 amp
Fan 26 " (66.04 cm) suction
Clutch Type Automotive style
Clutch Drive Engagement Manual
BC1500 Tier 3
Make and Model Not applicable
Number of Cylinders Not applicable
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) Not applicable
Torque (Max) Not applicable
Fuel Tank Capacity Not applicable
Max Fuel Consumption Not applicable
Fuel Type Not applicable
Air Cleaner Not applicable
Oil Filter Not applicable
Recommended Oil Not applicable
Oil Volume with Filter Not applicable
Maximum Angle of Continuous Operation Not applicable
Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) Not applicable
Cooling Medium Not applicable
Alternator Not applicable
Fan Not applicable
Clutch Type Not applicable
Clutch Drive Engagement Not applicable
BC1500 Tier 3
Make and Model Not applicable
Number of Cylinders Not applicable
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) Not applicable
Torque (Max) Not applicable
Fuel Tank Capacity Not applicable
Max Fuel Consumption Not applicable
Fuel Type Not applicable
Air Cleaner Not applicable
Oil Filter Not applicable
Recommended Oil Not applicable
Oil Volume with Filter Not applicable
Maximum Angle of Continuous Operation Not applicable
Cooling Medium Not applicable
Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) Not applicable
Alternator Not applicable
Fan Not applicable
Clutch Type Not applicable
Clutch Drive Engagement Not applicable
BC1500 Tier 3
Make and Model Not applicable
Number of Cylinders Not applicable
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) Not applicable
Torque (Max) Not applicable
Fuel Type Not applicable
Air Cleaner Not applicable
Fuel Tank Capacity Not applicable
Oil Filter Not applicable
Recommended Oil Not applicable
Oil Volume with Filter Not applicable
Cooling Medium Not applicable
Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) Not applicable
Alternator Not applicable
Fan Not applicable
Clutch Type Not applicable
BC1500 Tier 3
Power Not applicable
Voltage Not applicable
Phase Not applicable
Enclosure Not applicable
Full Load Amps Not applicable
Full load RPM Not applicable
BC1500 Tier 3
Power Not applicable
Voltage Not applicable
Phase Not applicable
Enclosure Not applicable
Full Load Amps Not applicable
Full load RPM Not applicable
BC1500 Tier 3
Power Not applicable
Voltage Not applicable
Phase Not applicable
Enclosure Not applicable
Full Load Amps Not applicable
Full load RPM Not applicable
BC1500 Tier 3
Power Not applicable
Voltage Not applicable
Phase Not applicable
Enclosure Not applicable
Full Load Amps Not applicable
Full load RPM Not applicable
BC1500 Tier 3
Feed Roller Orientation Vertical
Number of Feed Rollers 2
Feed Roller Clamp Load 300 lbs (136.1 kg)
Feed Roller Clamp Type Spring
Feed Roller Minimum Distance to Drum 1.3 in (3.3 cm)
Feed Roller Dimension 20.9 " (53.09 cm) diameter
Number of Knives 12 ( )
Weight of Feed Roller 120 lbs (54.4 kg)
Feed Roller Dimension (Two) 20.9 " (53.09 cm)
Number of Knives (2) 12 ( )
Weight of Feed Roller (Option Two) Not applicable
Number of Feed Roller Motors 2
Motor Displacement 28.3
Motor Manufacturer White Hydraulics
Feed Speed 122 ft/min ( )
Infeed Table Width 15 in (38.1 cm)
Infeed Table Length 30 in (76.2 cm)
Infeed Hopper Height 20 in (50.8 cm)
Infeed Throat Capacity 15 " x 20 " (38.1 cm x 50.8 cm)
Pinch Point - Distance to End of Feed Table 67.4 in (171.2 cm)
Distance from Feed Table to Ground 27.2 in (69.1 cm)
Infeed Table Material Thickness .2 in (.5 cm)
BC1500 Tier 3
Bottom Feed Stop Bar Standard
Bottom Feed Stop Bar Diameter 2 in (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 in (5.1 cm)
Material Thickness .1 in (0.3 cm)
Positions Four positions: Emergency stop, Forward, Neutral, and Reverse
Actuation Force 34 lbs (15.4 kg)
Green Hold to Run Button Standard
BC1500 Tier 3
Material Capacity 15 in (38.1 cm)
Width 22 in (55.9 cm)
Thickness .4 in (1 cm)
Diameter 22.5 in (57.2 cm)
Speed 1980 rpm
Weight With Shaft 540 lbs (244.9 kg)
Safety Lock - Number of Positions 2
Number of Knives 2 ( )
Knife Thickness .6 in (1.6 cm)
Material A8 chipper steel
Useable Edges 2
Knife Size .625 " x 5 " x 8 " (1.59 cm x 12.7 cm x 20.32 cm)
Number of Bolts/Knife 3
Replaceable Threaded Knife Block Yes
Number of Paddles 5
Fixture Method Weld on
Air Flow 4600 cfm ( )
Bedknife Size 2.5
Bedknife Thickness 1.5 in (3.8 cm)
Bedknife Material HRLC Steel
Bedknife - Number of Useable Edges 2
BC1500 Tier 3
Number of Bearings 2 ( )
Bore 2.4 in (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 Spring loaded
Belt Type 5V
BC1500 Tier 3
Number of Bearings Not applicable
Bore Not applicable
Type Not applicable
Manufacturer Not applicable
Dynamic Capacity Not applicable
Static Capacity Not applicable
Belt Idler/Tensioner Not applicable
Belt Type Not applicable
BC1500 Tier 3
Number of Bearings Not applicable
Bore Not applicable
Type Not applicable
Manufacturer Not applicable
Dynamic Capacity Not applicable
Static Capacity Not applicable
Belt Idler/Tensioner Not applicable
Belt Type Not applicable
BC1500 Tier 3
Chute Height 104 in (264.2 cm)
Bottom Thickness .1 in (.2 cm)
Top Thickness .1 in (0.3 cm)
Side Wall Thickness .1 in (0.3 cm)
Deflector Thickness 0 in (0 cm)
Chute Rotation Angle 270 deg ( )
Rotation Type Manual worm gear drive
Rotational Lock Self locking gear set plus an additional steel plate rotation lock
BC1500 Tier 3
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 5.5 gpm (20.9 L/min)
System relief pressure 2800 psi (193.1 bar)
Auto Reverse PSI 2650 psi (182.7 bar)
Flow Control Yes
Directional Control Yes
Oil Cooler No
BC1500 Tier 3
System Voltage 12 volt
Battery 950 CCA
Standard Gauges Tach/hourmeter (includes toggle to obtain oil pressure, water temp, engine error codes) fuel gauge
Deluxe Gauges
Switches Droop and toggle switches
Controller Vermeer ACS
Display LED
Shutdown System High temp, low pressure
Radio Remote Control No
BC1500 Tier 3
Frame Description .25 " (0.64 cm) Z channel, 7 " (17.78 cm)
Toolbox Description Standard
Tongue Description 2.5 " x 4.5 " x .375 " (6.35 cm x 11.43 cm x 0.95 cm)
Tongue Extension Extends 18 " (45.72 cm)
Hitch Type Pintle
Fender Description Bolt on
Axle/Suspension Torsion
Type - Option One Rubber torsional
Manufacturer - Option One Dexter
Capacity - Option One 7000
Tires - Option One ST235/80R16 LrE std
Wheels - Option One 16 " (40.64 cm)
Axle/Suspension - Option Two Not applicable
Type - Option Two Not applicable
Manufacturer - Option Two Not applicable
Capacity - Option Two Not applicable
Tires - Option Two LT 285/75R16 LR E
Wheels - Option Two 16 " (40.64 cm)
Axle/Suspension - Option Three Not applicable
Type - Option Three Not applicable
Manufacturer - Option Three Not applicable
Capacity - Option Three Not applicable
Tires - Option Three Not applicable
Wheels - Option Three Not applicable
Brake Type Electric
Trailer Light Type LED's
BC1500 Tier 3
Track Frame Description Not applicable
Track Type Not applicable
Track Width Not applicable
Track Length on Ground Not applicable
Type of Idler Not applicable
Number of Idlers Not applicable
Track Drive Pump Type Not applicable
Pump Flow at Maximum RPM Not applicable
System Relief Pressure Not applicable
Track Drive Motor Type Not applicable
Track Brake Type Not applicable
High Speed Travel Not applicable
Low Speed Travel Not applicable
Ground Bearing Pressure - Soft Ground Not applicable
Ground Bearing Pressure - Hard Ground Not applicable
BC1500 Tier 3
Length Not applicable
Width Not applicable
Height Not applicable
Weight Not applicable
BC1500 Tier 3
Winch Relief System 2500 psi (172.4 bar)
Winch Boom Structure .25 grade 50
Winch Input Speed 51 rpm ( )
Winch Controls Forward, reverse, and free spool
Winch Rope 7/16 " (1.11 cm)
Rope Length 150 ft (45.7 m)
Rope Line Pull 2000 lbs (907.2 kg)
Rope Choker 0.25 " (0.64 cm)
BC1500 Tier 3
Special Paint Optional
Extended Warranty Optional
Preventive Maintenance Optional
Adjustable Height Discharge Chute Not applicable
Hydraulically Engaged Clutch Not applicable
Remote Control Not applicable
Hydraulic Outriggers Not applicable
Hydraulic Chute Controls Not applicable
BC1500 Tier 3
Loader Relief Pressure Not applicable
Loader Boom Structure Not applicable
Loader Reach Not applicable
Loader Lift Capacity at Full Reach Not applicable
Loader Maximum Lift Capacity Not applicable
Loader Controls Not applicable
Loader Rotation Not applicable
Loader Grapple Rotation Not applicable
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