BC160XL Brush Chipper

The compact design of the BC160XL disc-style chipper is the only thing “small” about it. You get big-time performance from the 19.4 kW (26 hp) Kohler diesel engine, but the ease of a small towing weight – 750 kg (1653.5 lb) – and transport length – 276 cm (108.7”). Features AutoFeed II® for increased productivity and reduced engine wear.

Features and benefits

  • Get more done with the high-capacity infeed opening and twin horizontal feed rollers for maximized pull-in capacity.
  • Operate efficiently using the 360º rotating turntable that allows material to be fed from almost any direction.
  • Bottom feed stop bar allows operator to quickly strike the bar and stop the feed of material either intentionally or automatically in an emergency situation.
  • Work smarter with the AutoFeed II® system, which monitors engine rpm to maximize productivity and reduce engine wear.
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.
Length - Feed Table Up, Tongue In 108.7 in 276.1 cm
Length - Table Down, Tongue Extended 130.1 in 330.5 cm
Width 61 in 154.9 cm
Height 97.6 in 247.9 cm
Weight - Engine Option One 1653.5 lbs 750.0 kg
Tongue Weight - Engine Option One 101.4 lbs 46 kg
Sound Power 121 dB(a)
Horsepower Options 26 hp (19.39 kW)
Make and Model Kohler KDW1003
Number of Cylinders 3
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 26 hp 19.4 kw
Torque (Max) 43.5 ft-lb 59 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.8 gal 18 L
Max Fuel Consumption 1.6 gph 6.1 lph
Fuel Type Diesel
Air Cleaner One stage dry, Donaldson
Oil Filter Spin on
Recommended Oil SAE 15W50, API CH4
Oil Volume with Filter 4 qt 3.8 L
Maximum Angle of Continuous Operation 25 deg
Cooling Medium Water
Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) 1.4 gal 5.3 L
Alternator 45A with regulator
Fan Suction
Clutch Type Belt idler
Clutch Drive Engagement Over center lever
Feed Roller Orientation Horizontal
Number of Feed Rollers 2
Feed Roller Clamp Load 661.8 lbs 300.2 kg
Feed Roller Clamp Type Springs
Feed Roller Minimum Distance to Drum 1.6 in 4.1 cm
Feed Roller Dimension 7.9 " (20.07 cm) diameter (tip of teeth)
Number of Knives 8
Weight of Feed Roller 12.8 lbs 5.8 kg
Feed Roller Dimension (Two) 7.9 " (20.07 cm) diameter (tip of teeth)
Number of Knives (2) 8
Weight of Feed Roller (Option Two) 17.6 lbs 8 kg
Number of Feed Roller Motors 2
Motor Displacement 12.2 cu. in. (30.99 cu. cm)
Motor Manufacturer White hydraulic
Feed Speed 164 ft/min
Infeed Table Width 42.1 in 106.9 cm
Infeed Table Length 24.8 in 63 cm
Infeed Hopper Height 23.4 in 59.4 cm
Infeed Throat Capacity 6.3 " x 7.8 " (16.0 cm x 19.81 cm)
Pinch Point - Distance to End of Feed Table 61 in 154.9 cm
Distance from Feed Table to Ground 30.3 in 77 cm
Infeed Table Material Thickness .1 in .2 cm
Bottom Feed Stop Bar Yes
Bottom Feed Stop Bar Diameter 1 in 2.5 cm
Bottom Feed Stop Bar Material Thickness 0.06 " (0.15 cm)
Actuation Force (BFSB) 31.5 lbs 14.3 kg
Reduced Sensitivity 12 deg
Reset Method Hold to run button
Four Position Feed Control Bar Yes
Diameter 1.6 in 4.1 cm
Material Thickness .1 in .2 cm
Positions Reverse, neutral, infeed, stop
Actuation Force 31.5 lbs 14.3 kg
Green Hold to Run Button Yes
Material Capacity .6 in 1.6 cm
Thickness 1 in 2.5 cm
Diameter 23.6 in 59.9 cm
Speed 1800 rpm (maximum)
Weight With Shaft 189.6 lbs 86 kg
Safety Lock - Number of Positions 2 positions
Number of Knives 2
Knife Thickness .6 in 1.6 cm
Material A8 chipper steel
Useable Edges 1
Knife Size 3.5 " x 8 " (8.89 cm x 20.32 cm)
Number of Bolts/Knife 3
Number of Paddles 2
Fixture Method Welded to disc
Air Flow 988.8 cfm
Bedknife Size 0.6 " x 1.2 " x 8.7 " (1.52 cm x 3.05 cm x 22.1 cm)
Bedknife Thickness 0.6 in 1.5 cm
Bedknife Material Hardox 400 (Abrasion resistant steel)
Bedknife - Number of Useable Edges 2
Number of Bearings 2
Bore 1.6 in 4.1 cm
Type Round cast flange
Manufacturer Dodge
Dynamic Capacity 7341 lbs 3329.8 kg
Static Capacity 4009 lbs 1818.5 kg
Belt Idler/Tensioner Yes
Belt Type V-Belt, B cross section
Chute Height 97.6 in 247.9 cm
Bottom Thickness .1 in .2 cm
Top Thickness .1 in .3 cm
Side Wall Thickness .1 in 0.2 cm
Deflector Thickness .1 in 0.2 cm
Chute Rotation Angle 270 deg
Rotation Type Manual
Rotational Lock Pin
Tank capacity 4.8 gal 18 L
Recommended Oil Type Shell Naturelle HF E46 or VMF Gold
System Type Open circuit
Filtration Method Return - 10 micron
Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 4.3 gpm 16.3 L/min
System relief pressure 2494.6 psi 172 bar
Flow Control Flow divider, manual control
Directional Control Four way, three position
Oil Cooler No
System Voltage 12 volt
Battery 42 CH 390 cca
Standard Gauges Hourmeter, fuel, hydraulic oil level, coolant temperature and oil pressure warning lamp
Controller Vermeer ACS
Display Kohler engine display lights
Shutdown System Low oil temperature, high water temperature
Radio Remote Control No
Frame Description S355J2G3 and Domex sheet. Powder coated.
Tongue Description 2.4 " (6.1 cm) S335 NH square tube
Hitch Type 2 " (5.08 cm) ball type
Fender Description Plastic
Axle/Suspension Alko Euro +900
Type - Option One Rubber torsion axle
Manufacturer - Option One Alko Kober
Capacity - Option One 2204.6 lb. (999.99 kg)
Tires - Option One 155/65R12
Wheels - Option One 12 " (30.48 cm)
Axle/Suspension - Option Two Alko Euro +900
Type - Option Two Rubber torsion axle
Manufacturer - Option Two Alko Kober
Capacity - Option Two 1984.2 lb. (859.19 kg)
Tires - Option Two 155/65R12
Wheels - Option Two 12 " (30.48 cm)
Brake Type Drum
Trailer Light Type 12 volt EC compliant
Special Paint Optional
Extended Warranty Optional
Preventive Maintenance Optional
Remote Control No

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Brush Chipper Operation and Safety Video

This video is for demonstration of selected portions of machine operations and safe operating practices and applies to Vermeer chippers equipped with the patented lower feed stop bar. Consult your operator’s manual for additional instructions and safety messages that apply to your machine.


BC160XL Brush Chipper

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