BC1000XL Dual-Fuel

Vermeer continues its dedication to delivering highly innovative, fuel-efficient equipment with the BC1000XL dual-fuel brush chipper. Looking for ways to provide new features for customers, this machine offers a dual-fuel system that operates on either gasoline, 20 gallon (75.7 L) pressurized steel gasoline tank or propane two 32 lb (14.5 kg) propane tanks simply by flipping a switch. Complete with an 89-horsepower (66.4 kW) GM 3.0L engine, the chipper is powered by a dependable electronic fuel injection (EFI) system and features a direct electronic pressure regulator that allows for greater control of fuel delivery, fuel economy and optimum combustion.

Features and benefits

  • The dual-fuel system, when fueled by gasoline, the General Motors 3.0L engine can produce 89 horsepower (66.3 kW) at 3000 rpm; when fueled by propane, the engine achieves 79 horsepower (58.1 kW) at 3000 rpm.
  • The use of propane has the potential to help accommodate emission standards. According to the Propane Education & Research Council, propane-fueled systems may produce up to 11 percent fewer greenhouse gases than diesel, and up to 24 percent fewer than gasoline.
  • Increase operator productivity while reducing strain on vital engine parts with the help of the patented SmartFeed system. This feed-sensing control system monitors engine rpm and automatically stops and reverses the feed roller when feeding larger, hardwood material.
  • Protect your investment with a 3-year/3000-hour extended limited warranty on drum housings, cutter drum, shaft and ring-fetter hubs in addition to the 1-year/1000-hour Vermeer equipment limited warranty.
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.
Length - Feed Table Up, Tongue In 150 " 381 cm
Length - Table Down, Tongue Extended 198 " 502.9 cm
Width 66.5 " 168.9 cm
Height 101 " 256.5 cm
Weight - Engine Option One 4680 lbs 2122.8 kg
Weight - Engine Option Two 5020 lbs 2277 kg
Tongue Weight - Engine Option One 520 lbs 235.9 kg
Sound Power 119 dB (idle)
Make and Model GM 3.0L electronic fuel injection
Number of Cylinders 4
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 89 hp 66.4 kw
Torque (Max) 142 ft-lb 192.5 Nm
Max Fuel Consumption 7.8 gph 29.5 lph
Fuel Type Unleaded and E10 gasoline/propane (*capacity might vary depending on temperature)
Air Cleaner 2-stage dry with safety element
Oil Filter Spin-on
Recommended Oil SAE 10W30
Oil Volume with Filter 4.5 qt 4.3 L
Maximum Angle of Continuous Operation 20 deg
Cooling Medium Liquid
Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) 3.6 gal 13.6 L
Alternator 70
Fan 16.5" (41.9 cm) pusher
Clutch Type Clutchless PTO
Clutch Drive Engagement Belt tensioner
Feed Roller Orientation Horizontal
Number of Feed Rollers 1
Feed Roller Clamp Load 350 lbs 158.8 kg
Feed Roller Minimum Distance to Drum 1 " 2.5 cm
Feed Roller Dimension 20" x 17" (50.8 cm x 43.2 cm)
Number of Knives 2
Weight of Feed Roller 400 lbs 181.4 kg
Number of Feed Roller Motors 1
Motor Displacement 28.3
Motor Manufacturer White
Feed Speed 118 ft/min
Infeed Table Width 52 " 132.1 cm
Infeed Table Length 32 " 81.3 cm
Infeed Hopper Height 12 " 30.5 cm
Infeed Throat Capacity 12" H x 17" W (30.5 cm H x 43.2 cm W)
Distance from Feed Table to Ground 26 " 66 cm
Infeed Table Material Thickness .2 " .5 cm
Bottom Feed Stop Bar Standard
Bottom Feed Stop Bar Diameter 2 " 5.1 cm
Bottom Feed Stop Bar Material Thickness 11 GA
Reset Method Green hold-to-run button
Four Position Feed Control Bar Standard
Positions 4: E-stop, forward, neutral and reverse
Material Capacity 12 " 30.5 cm
Diameter 20 " 50.8 cm
Speed 2220
Weight With Shaft 460 lbs 208.7 kg
Safety Lock - Number of Positions 2
Number of Knives 2
Knife Thickness .6 " 1.6 cm
Material A8 Chipper Steel
Useable Edges 2
Knife Size 0.63" x 4.5" x 9" (1.6 cm x 11.4 cm. 22.9 cm)
Number of Bolts/Knife 4
Replaceable Threaded Knife Block Yes
Number of Paddles 5
Fixture Method Weld-on
Air Flow 580 cfm
Bedknife Size 3.5" x 17.3" (8.9 cm x 43.8 cm)
Bedknife Thickness 1 " 2.5 cm
Bedknife Material 1018
Bedknife - Number of Useable Edges 4
Number of Bearings 2
Bore 2.4 " 6.1 cm
Type Spherical Rollers
Manufacturer Linkbelt
Dynamic Capacity 31400 lbs 14242.8 kg
Static Capacity 53500 lbs 24267.2 kg
Belt Idler/Tensioner Yes
Belt Type 5V
Chute Height 101 " 256.5 cm
Chute Rotation Angle 270 deg
Rotation Type Manual rotate with pin lock
Rotational Lock Yes
Tank capacity 7 gal 26.5 L
Recommended Oil Type Vermeer VMF
System Type Open center
Filtration Method 10 micron return, 100 micron suction
Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 3 gpm 11.4 L/min
System relief pressure 2500 psi 172.4 bar
Flow Control No
Directional Control Yes
Oil Cooler No
System Voltage 12 Volt
Battery Group 24; 580 CCA
Standard Gauges Fuel and MFD
Deluxe Gauges Standard
Switches Droop, Ecoldle and sensitivity
Controller Vermeer ACS
Display Multifunction display (hour, temperature, oil pressure, rpm, trouble codes)
Shutdown System High temp, low pressure
Radio Remote Control No
Frame Description 7" (17.8 cm) Z channel; 25" (0.6 cm) thickness
Tongue Description 2.5" x 4.5" x 0.25" (6.4 cm x 11.4 cm x 0.6 cm)
Tongue Extension Extendable 24" (61 cm) at 12" (30.5 cm) Increments
Hitch Type Pintle
Fender Description Bolt-on Steel
Axle/Suspension Torsion
Type - Option One Rubber torsional
Manufacturer - Option One Dexter
Capacity - Option One 5200 lb (2358.7 kg)
Tires - Option One ST235/80/R16 load range E
Wheels - Option One 16" x 6" (40.6 cm x 15.2 cm)
Axle/Suspension - Option Two Torsion
Type - Option Two Rubber torsional
Manufacturer - Option Two Dexter
Capacity - Option Two 7000 lb (3175.2 kg)
Tires - Option Two ST235/80R16 Load Range E)
Wheels - Option Two 16" x 6" (40.6 cm x 15.2 cm)
Brake Type Standard electric or optional hydraulic
Trailer Light Type LED
Special Paint Optional
Extended Warranty Optional
Preventive Maintenance Optional


BC1000XL Dual-Fuel Brush Chipper


BC1000XL Dual-Fuel Brush Chipper

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