Powered by a 125-hp (93-kW) John Deere Tier 3 diesel engine, the BC1500 powers through material up to 15 in (38.1 cm) in diameter.

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Automatic throttle and clutch system prevent high-throttle clutch engagement to reduce frequent clutch plate adjustments. Extra-large 45-gal (170.3-L) fuel tank lets you put in more hours before refueling. The optional winch can help load larger logs directly onto the feed table.

Powered by a 125-hp (93-kW) John Deere Tier 3 diesel engine, the BC1500 powers through material up to 15 in (38.1 cm) in diameter.

Automatic throttle and clutch system prevent high-throttle clutch engagement to reduce frequent clutch plate adjustments. Extra-large 45-gal (170.3-L) fuel tank lets you put in more hours before refueling. The optional winch can help load larger logs directly onto the feed table.

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Features & Benefits

SmartFeed system

Improve productivity with the SmartFeed system, which monitors engine rpm and senses jams, automatically stopping or reversing the rollers as needed.

Optional hydraulic winch

Easily lift material up to 2000 lb (907.2 kg) with the optional hydraulic winch.

Improved operator safety

Provides operator safety with a 67.4-in (171.2-cm) long feed table for extra distance and exclusive bottom feed stop bar system.

3-year/3000-hour extended limited warranty

Protect your investment with a 3-year/3000-hour extended limited warranty on drum housings, cutter drums, shaft and ring feeder hubs in addition to the 1-year/1000-hour Vermeer equipment limited warranty.

Specifications

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  • General Dimensions and Weights

    • 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 - Engine Option One 6907 lbs 3133 kg
    • Tongue Weight - Engine Option One 947 lbs 429.6 kg
    • Horsepower Options 125 hp (93.21 kW)
  • Engine - Option one

    • 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
  • Feed System

    • 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
    • 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
  • Safety System

    • 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
  • Drum/Disc Cutting System

    • 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
  • Cutter Drive Components - Engine Option One

    • 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
  • Discharge System

    • 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
  • Hydraulic System

    • 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
  • Electrical System

    • System Voltage 12 volt
    • Battery 950 CCA
    • Standard Gauges Tach/hourmeter (includes toggle to obtain oil pressure, water temp, engine error codes) fuel gauge
    • Switches Droop and toggle switches
    • Controller Vermeer ACS
    • Display LED
    • Shutdown System High temp, low pressure
    • Radio Remote Control No
  • Chassis

    • 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)
    • Tires - Option Two LT 285/75R16 LR E
    • Wheels - Option Two 16 " (40.64 cm)
    • Brake Type Electric
    • Trailer Light Type LED's
  • Winch Option

    • 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)
  • Other Options

    • Special Paint Optional
    • Extended Warranty Optional
    • Preventive Maintenance Optional

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