The BC190XL is built tough to support your daily business and surpass expectations. Engineered with exclusive features that promote user-friendly operation, high efficiency and operator safety the BC190XL also delivers outstanding maintenance access and ease of transport. This makes the BC190XL a great value for arborists, landscape contractors and rental stores who need to get rid of their woody waste material.

Features and benefits

  • 8” (20 CM) X 12” (30.5 CM) Infeed Opening - Wide letterbox style opening allows easy feeding of material with side branches and greatly reduces the need to precut material down to size.
  • Four Double-Edged Knives in Staggered Pattern - Reduces the size and percentage of oversized chips and lowers process noise over single cutting profile systems. Shallow mount angled knives do not require adjustment of shear bar after re-sharpening or replacing. Twin edges provide longer operational use between re-sharpening and replacement.
  • 34.9 kW (48.8 PS/48.1 hp) 4-Cylinder, Water-Cooled Kubota Diesel Engine - Quiet and fuel-efficient engine providing high cutting performance with proven market-leading reliability and support. Oversize cooling system provides high capacity even when subjected to high dust and airborne debris.
  • Offset Oversized Horizontal Feed Rollers - Large-diameter feed rollers combined with 390 kg of clamping force ensure even the most densely branched material is pulled in without delay.  The offset lower roller greatly enhances the feeding of very short pieces and provides superior grip on awkwardly shaped material.
  • Smartfeed with Infeed Auto Reverse - Productivity is enhanced by providing engine load management to ensure appropriate power for processing of the material and enabling reduced fuel consumption when not needed. Infeed auto reverse and re-feed of difficult material helps reduce operator effort or re-sawing of material.
  • Localised Serivce Points - All filters and engine service points are quickly accessible through right engine door to help minimize maintenance time and for convenience. Cutter bearing grease points are located on the outside, opposite the disc for quick and direct access.
  • Oversized Bearings - Drive shaft, belt tensioner, feed roller and cutter disc bearings are all oversized and are taken from our larger chippers. Proven reliability can contribute toward reduced maintenance and service costs.
  • Feed Table Above 600 mm from Ground - Infeed table is located at a height ensuring good feeding position and enhanced comfort for the operator. Fully floating lower and side feed stop bars meet the most stringent EC requirements, enabling enhanced operator control of chipping operations.
  • Fully Enclosed Body - Chipping mechanism is enclosed within a compact cover that produces reduced noise emissions and keeps system clear of debris. Quick and easy access to key service points, fluid tanks and chipping mechanism is achieved through access doors, allowing plenty of room to work for reduced operator effort and fatigue during service operations.
Length - Feed Table Up, Tongue In 137.8 in 350 cm
Width 61 in 154.9 cm
Height 94.5 in 240 cm
Weight - Engine Option One 3190 lbs 1447 kg
Tongue Weight - Engine Option One 165 lbs 74.8 kg
Make and Model Kubota V2203-M-E3B
Number of Cylinders
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 48.1 hp 35.9 kw
Torque (Max) 106 ft-lb 143.7 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity 15 gal 56.8 L
Fuel Type Diesel
Air Cleaner Donaldson 2 Stage Dry
Oil Filter Spin On
Recommended Oil API CH-4/SJ
Cooling Medium Liquid
Alternator Kubota-40 Amps
Fan 15" Suction
Clutch Type Group 24 - 660 CCA
Infeed Throat Capacity 8” (20 cm) X 12” (30.5 cm)
Material Capacity 8 in 20.3 cm
Width 43.3 in 110 cm
Number of Knives 4
Material A8 Chipper
Useable Edges 2
Number of Bolts/Knife 2
Number of Bearings
Type Dual Spherical Roller
Manufacturer Linkbelt
Belt Idler/Tensioner Automatic, damped tension
Belt Type 3 Rib Classic B,Banded Aramid With Clutching Cover
Bottom Thickness .2 in .5 cm
Top Thickness .2 in .5 cm
Side Wall Thickness .2 in .5 cm
Deflector Thickness .1 in .2 cm
Chute Rotation Angle 270 deg
Rotation Type Pin
Rotational Lock Clamp
Tank capacity 6 gal 22.7 L
Recommended Oil Type VMF
System relief pressure 2500 psi 172.4 bar
System Voltage 12
Controller CB02
Display LED
Hitch Type Alko 161S 50 mm ball
Fender Description Bolt on-steel
Axle/Suspension Alko Plus 1500 kg
Tires - Option One 175R13C8PR
Wheels - Option One 550 lb Jockey Wheel
Brake Type Mechanical surge


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.



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