Compact and powerful, the AX17 delivers transport and jobsite advantages for high-capacity takedowns.

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The Vermeer AX17 brush chipper is designed for the tree care contractor looking to do high production arborist work. Optimize crew size on the jobsite through mechanized feeding with horizontal off-set feed rollers and a fixed-infeed table. Plus, this single axle fully configured machine under 10,000 lb (4,536 kg) helps with transportation around congested urban areas.

Compact and powerful, the AX17 delivers transport and jobsite advantages for high-capacity takedowns.

The Vermeer AX17 brush chipper is designed for the tree care contractor looking to do high production arborist work. Optimize crew size on the jobsite through mechanized feeding with horizontal off-set feed rollers and a fixed-infeed table. Plus, this single axle fully configured machine under 10,000 lb (4,536 kg) helps with transportation around congested urban areas. Find A Dealer Request More Info

Features & Benefits

Intelligent feed system

Providing over 6,500 lb (2,948 kg) of pull-in power, the AX17 uses the SmartCrush and SmartFeed control systems that reduce the need for operator interaction when feeding difficult material.

Transport-friendly

The single axle fully configured machine under 10,000 lb (4,536 kg) helps with ease of transportation around congested urban areas and minimizes the need for additional license requirements.

Feed your way

The patented winch boom design can be raised out of the way when mechanically feeding the machine.

Cleanout door for convenient cleanout

The AX17 is equipped with a side lever that provides convenient access when opening and closing the cleanout door.

Robust feed table

Mechanized feeding made effective with a wide feed roller opening and durable, fixed infeed table design.

Optional remote control

Full-function remote allows machine operation from a loader or a mini skid steer to maximize productivity and minimize crew size.

Specifications

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  • General Dimensions and Weights

    • Length - Feed Table Up, Tongue In 207.5 in 527.1 cm
    • Length - Table Down, Tongue Extended 249.5 in 633.7 cm
    • Width 78.5 in 199.4 cm
    • Height 110.5 in 280.7 cm
    • Weight (with winch, hydraulic jack and hydraulic chute) 9750 lbs 4422.5 kg
    • Weight - Engine Option One 8640 lbs 3919 kg
    • Tongue Weight - Engine Option One 1380 lbs 626 kg
    • Length with Winch (Additional) 0 in 0 cm
    • Weight With Winch (Additional) 720 lbs 326.6 kg
    • Sound Power 116 dB(a)
  • Engine - Option one

    • Make and Model Cummins 3.8L T4
    • Number of Cylinders 4
    • Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 130 hp 96.9 kw
    • Torque (Max) 360 ft-lb 488.1 Nm
    • Fuel Tank Capacity 40 gal 151.4 L
    • Max Fuel Consumption 7 gph 26.5 lph
    • Fuel Type Diesel
    • Air Cleaner 2-Stage Dry
    • Oil Filter Spin On
    • Recommended Oil API CJ-4 or ACEA-E9
    • Oil Volume with Filter 13.6 qt 12.9 L
    • Maximum Angle of Continuous Operation 45 deg
    • Cooling Medium Liquid
    • Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) 5.5 gal 20.8 L
    • Alternator 60 amp
    • Fan 22 in suction
    • Clutch Type Spring-loaded clutch
    • Clutch Drive Engagement Manual lever
  • Feed System

    • Feed Roller Orientation Horizontal
    • Number of Feed Rollers 2
    • Feed Roller Clamp Load 4800 lbs 2177.2 kg
    • Feed Roller Clamp Type Hydraulic
    • Feed Roller Minimum Distance to Drum .4 in 1 cm
    • Feed Roller Dimension 15 in x 20 in (38.1 cm x 50.8 cm)
    • Number of Knives 9
    • Weight of Feed Roller 145 lbs 65.8 kg
    • Feed Roller Dimension (Two) 11 in x 20 in (27.9 cm x 50.8 cm)
    • Number of Knives (2) 9
    • Weight of Feed Roller (Option Two) 105 lbs 47.6 kg
    • Number of Feed Roller Motors (3) 2 upper, 1 lower
    • Motor Displacement 28.9 cu-in upper
    • Motor Manufacturer Parker
    • Feed Speed 95 ft/min
    • Infeed Table Width 59.5 in 151.1 cm
    • Infeed Table Length 52 in 132.1 cm
    • Infeed Hopper Height 29 in 73.7 cm
    • Infeed Throat Capacity 19.5-in x 20.5-in (49.5-cm x 52.1-cm)
    • Distance from Feed Table to Ground 30 in 76.2 cm
    • Infeed Table Material Thickness .3 in .6 cm
  • Safety System

    • Bottom Feed Stop Bar Standard
    • Bottom Feed Stop Bar Diameter 2 in 5.1 cm
    • Bottom Feed Stop Bar Material Thickness .12 in
    • Actuation Force (BFSB) 34 lbs 15.4 kg
    • Reset Method Green hold-to-run button
    • Four Position Feed Control Bar Standard
    • Diameter 2 in 5.1 cm
    • Material Thickness .1 in .3 cm
    • Positions Four positions: E-stop, Forward, Neutral, Reverse
    • Actuation Force 34 lbs 15.4 kg
    • Green Hold to Run Button Standard
  • Drum/Disc Cutting System

    • Material Capacity 17 in 43.2 cm
    • Thickness .5 in 1.3 cm
    • Diameter 26 in 66 cm
    • Speed 1800 rpm
    • Weight With Shaft 855 lbs 387.8 kg
    • Safety Lock - Number of Positions 2
    • Number of Knives 2
    • Knife Thickness .8 in 1.9 cm
    • Material A8 chipper steel
    • Useable Edges 2
    • Knife Size 5 in x 10 in (12.7 cm x 25.4 cm)
    • Number of Bolts/Knife 5
    • Replaceable Threaded Knife Block Yes
    • Number of Paddles 12
    • Fixture Method Weld On
    • Bedknife Size 3 in x 20.25 in (7.6 cm x 51.4 cm)
    • Bedknife Thickness 1.3 in 3.2 cm
    • Bedknife Material 1018
    • Bedknife - Number of Useable Edges 2
  • Cutter Drive Components - Engine Option One

    • Number of Bearings 2
    • Bore 2.9 in 7.5 cm
    • Type Spherical roller
    • Manufacturer Linkbelt
    • Dynamic Capacity 41800 lbs 18960.2 kg
    • Static Capacity 71500 lbs 32431.9 kg
    • Belt Idler/Tensioner Yes
    • Belt Type 5V
  • Cutter Drive Components - Engine Option Two

    • Number of Bearings 2
    • Bore 2.9 in 7.5 cm
    • Type Spherical roller
    • Manufacturer Linkbelt
    • Dynamic Capacity 41800 lbs 18960.2 kg
    • Static Capacity 71500 lbs 32431.9 kg
    • Belt Idler/Tensioner Yes
    • Belt Type 5V
  • Discharge System

    • Chute Height 110.5 in 280.7 cm
    • Bottom Thickness .7 in 1.8 cm
    • Top Thickness .2 in .5 cm
    • Side Wall Thickness .1 in .3 cm
    • Deflector Thickness .1 in .2 cm
    • Chute Rotation Angle 270 deg
    • Rotation Type Manual (hydraulic option)
    • Rotational Lock Yes - self-locking worm gear
  • Hydraulic System

    • Tank capacity 3 gal 11.4 L
    • Recommended Oil Type HY PWR 68
    • System Type Tandem center
    • Filtration Method 3 micron return, no suction
    • Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 6 gpm 22.7 L/min
    • System relief pressure 3000 psi 206.8 bar
    • Auto Reverse PSI 2800 psi 193.1 bar
    • Flow Control No
    • Directional Control Yes
    • Oil Cooler Yes
  • Electrical System

    • System Voltage 12 volt
    • Battery Group 31 - 950 CCA
    • Standard Gauges MPC-12
    • Switches Hold-to-run, sensitivity selector, droop selector, EcoIdle™ engine control system, throttle, chute controls, remote enable, manual feed roller crush
    • Controller MPC-12
    • Display MPC-12
    • Shutdown System Yes
    • Radio Remote Control Two options
  • Chassis

    • Frame Description Z Channel: .25-in (.64-cm) thickness
    • Toolbox Description Standard
    • Tongue Description 3 in x 5 in x 38 in (7.6 cm x 12.7 cm x 96.5 cm)
    • Tongue Extension Extendable, 12-in
    • Hitch Type 3-in ID pintle
    • Fender Description Bolt-on steel
    • Axle/Suspension 10,000-lb torsion
    • Type - Option One Rubber torsional
    • Manufacturer - Option One Dexter
    • Capacity - Option One 10,000 lb
    • Tires - Option One 235/75R17.6
    • Wheels - Option One 17.5 x 6.75, bolt circle 8 on 6.6
    • Brake Type Standard electric
    • Trailer Light Type LED
  • Winch Option

    • Winch Relief System 1700 psi 117.2 bar
    • Winch Boom Structure .25 in (.64 cm), .19 in (.48 cm)(
    • Winch Input Speed 48 rpm
    • Winch Controls Forward, reverse and fee spool
    • Winch Rope 7/16 in
    • Rope Length 151 ft 46 m
    • Rope Line Pull 2000 lbs 907.2 kg
    • Rope Choker Yes
  • Other Options

    • Special Paint Optional
    • Extended Warranty Optional
    • Preventive Maintenance Optional
    • Adjustable Height Discharge Chute Optional
    • Remote Control Optional
    • Hydraulic Outriggers Optional
    • Hydraulic Chute Controls Optional

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