BC230XL Brush Chipper

The BC230XL combines a 66 hp/49.2 kW Stage IIIB Kubota diesel engine with a 23 cm x 35.5 cm/9” x 14” infeed opening to provide superior feeding performance for dealing with heavily branched material. The twin horizontal feed rollers with offset 40 cm/15.7” diameter upper roller allows large short lengths to be fed without kickup that reduces the workload and effort for the operator.

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 emissions and noise with the EcoIdle system, which automatically lowers the engine speed to a preset rpm after 1 minute or 5 minutes of inactivity to help reduce fuel consumption when not chipping material.
  • Provides high ground clearance of 36 cm/14 2” under the chassis and 26 cm/10 2” under the axle allowing the chipper to be used off-road without risk of ground debris becoming caught and causing damage or problems with towing.
  • The 84 cm/33” diameter cutter disc, complete with two double-edged knives mounted at 2-degrees for friction reduction, is heavy enough to provide high cutting forces but light enough for rapid acceleration and high production rates.
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.
Vermeer Corporation reserves the right to make changes in engineering, design, and specifications; add improvements; or discontinue manufacturing at any time without notice or obligation. Equipment shown is for illustrative purposes only and may display optional or global-region specific features, accessories or components. Please contact your local Vermeer dealer for more information on machine specifications. Vermeer, the Vermeer logo, Equipped to Do More and Navigator are trademarks of Vermeer Manufacturing Company in the U.S. and/or other countries © 2017 Vermeer Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Length - Feed Table Up, Tongue In 152 in 386.1 cm
Length - Table Down, Tongue Extended 168 in 426.7 cm
Width 75 in 190.5 cm
Height 95 in 241.3 cm
Weight - Engine Option One 4466 lbs 2025.7 kg
Tongue Weight - Engine Option One 200 lbs 90.7 kg
Sound Power - Engine Option Two 121 dB
Make and Model CAT 2.2 T4F Turbocharged
Number of Cylinders 4
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 67 hp 50 kw
Torque (Max) 153 ft-lb 207.4 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity 15 gal 56.8 L
Max Fuel Consumption 5 gph 19 lph
Fuel Type Ultra-low sulphur diesel
Air Cleaner Donaldson 2-stage dry
Oil Filter Spin-on
Recommended Oil CF grade
Oil Volume with Filter 9.8 qt 9.3 L
Maximum Angle of Continuous Operation 30 deg
Cooling Medium Liquid
Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) 2.5 gal 9.5 L
Alternator 60 A
Fan 17.5 " (44.5 cm) diameter suction
Clutch Type Back side idler with bearing supported stub shaft
Clutch Drive Engagement Manual overcenter lever
Feed Roller Orientation Horizontal - offset lower roller
Number of Feed Rollers Two
Feed Roller Clamp Load 668 lbs 303 kg
Feed Roller Clamp Type 2 springs and roller carriage weight
Feed Roller Minimum Distance to Drum 12.6 in 32 cm
Feed Roller Dimension 15.7 " (40 cm)
Number of Knives 12
Weight of Feed Roller 220.5 lbs 100 kg
Feed Roller Dimension (Two) 10.2 " (26 cm) diameter
Number of Knives (2) 12
Weight of Feed Roller (Option Two) 5050 lbs 2290.6 kg
Number of Feed Roller Motors Two
Motor Displacement Upper: 33.8 cu in (555 cu. cm) Lower: 21.4 cu in (350 cu cm)
Motor Manufacturer White Hydraulics
Feed Speed 131 ft/min
Infeed Table Width 48 in 122 cm
Infeed Table Length 25 in 63.5 cm
Infeed Hopper Height 32 in 81.3 cm
Infeed Throat Capacity 9.1 " x 14 " (23 x 35.5 cm)
Pinch Point - Distance to End of Feed Table 68.5 in 174 cm
Distance from Feed Table to Ground 31 in 78.7 cm
Infeed Table Material Thickness .1 in .3 cm
Bottom Feed Stop Bar EN 13525 compliant
Bottom Feed Stop Bar Diameter 0.2 in 0.5 cm
Bottom Feed Stop Bar Material Thickness 0.1 " (2 mm)
Actuation Force (BFSB) 33.1 lbs 15 kg
Reset Method 2 - Reset switches each side of chute
Four Position Feed Control Bar Yes
Diameter 2 in 5 cm
Material Thickness .1 in 0.2 cm
Positions E-stop/feed/stop/reverse
Actuation Force 33.1 lbs 15 kg
Green Hold to Run Button 2-Reset switches each side of chute
Material Capacity 9.1 in 23 cm
Width 9.8 in 25 cm
Diameter 33 in 83.8 cm
Speed Approximately 1350 rpm
Weight With Shaft 330.7 lbs 150 kg
Safety Lock - Number of Positions 2
Number of Knives 2
Knife Thickness .6 in 1.6 cm
Material Mod A8 chipper steel
Useable Edges 2
Knife Size 5 " x 11.7 " (127 mm x 298 mm)
Number of Bolts/Knife 5
Replaceable Threaded Knife Block No
Number of Paddles 2 replaceable
Fixture Method Bolt
Air Flow 86.6 cfm
Bedknife Size 5 " x 12.1 " (127 mm x 308 mm) horizontal 5 " x 8.9 " (127 mm x 226 mm) vertical
Bedknife Thickness .8 in 1.9 cm
Bedknife Material ASTM Grade 50
Bedknife - Number of Useable Edges Two
Number of Bearings 2
Bore 2 in 5.1 cm
Type Dual spherical roller, flanged type
Manufacturer Linkbelt
Dynamic Capacity 31400 lbs 14242.8 kg
Static Capacity 53500 lbs 24267.2 kg
Belt Idler/Tensioner Backside idler
Belt Type 3 rib B-type banded aramid
Chute Height 32 in 81.3 cm
Bottom Thickness .1 in .3 cm
Top Thickness .1 in .3 cm
Side Wall Thickness .1 in .3 cm
Deflector Thickness .1 in 0.3 cm
Chute Rotation Angle 270 deg
Rotation Type Nylon lined slew base
Rotational Lock Pin-spring loaded
Tank capacity 6 gal 22.7 L
Recommended Oil Type VMF
System Type Open-loop
Filtration Method 10 micron return
Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 4 gpm 15 L/min
System relief pressure 2500 psi 172.4 bar
Auto Reverse PSI 2291.6 psi 158 bar
Flow Control No
Directional Control Feed/stop/reverse
Oil Cooler No
System Voltage 12
Battery Group 31 660 CCA
Standard Gauges MFD
Deluxe Gauges No
Switches Key start
Controller CB02
Display Yes, MFD
Shutdown System Low oil pressure, high coolant temp
Radio Remote Control No
Frame Description Welded ladder frame
Toolbox Description None
Tongue Description Knott KRV30 surge brake
Tongue Extension No
Hitch Type 2 " (50 mm) ball
Fender Description Steel, bolt-on
Axle/Suspension Knott 5511.6 lb (2500 kg) rubber torsion axle
Type - Option One 215R14C
Capacity - Option One 2469.2 lb (1120 kg) each
Brake Type Mechanical surge
Trailer Light Type LED
Special Paint Yes
Extended Warranty 24 and 36 month
Vermeer Corporation reserves the right to make changes in engineering, design, and specifications; add improvements; or discontinue manufacturing at any time without notice or obligation. Equipment shown is for illustrative purposes only and may display optional or global-region specific features, accessories or components. Please contact your local Vermeer dealer for more information on machine specifications. Vermeer, the Vermeer logo, Equipped to Do More and Navigator are trademarks of Vermeer Manufacturing Company in the U.S. and/or other countries © 2017 Vermeer Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Videos

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.

Images

BC230XL Brush Chipper

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