​The Vermeer BC900XL brush chipper was designed to eliminate the guesswork out of chipping for smooth chipping performance.

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Able to chip heavily branched material up to 9 in (22.9 cm) in diameter and 14 in (35.6 cm) wide, the BC900XL is ideal for line clearing and general cleanup needs. In combination, the Vermeer-exclusive SmartFeed system, and its 35 hp (26.1 kW) Briggs and Stratton gas engine, pulls in and processes difficult material.

​The Vermeer BC900XL brush chipper was designed to eliminate the guesswork out of chipping for smooth chipping performance.

Able to chip heavily branched material up to 9 in (22.9 cm) in diameter and 14 in (35.6 cm) wide, the BC900XL is ideal for line clearing and general cleanup needs. In combination, the Vermeer-exclusive SmartFeed system, and its 35 hp (26.1 kW) Briggs and Stratton gas engine, pulls in and processes difficult material.

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Features & Benefits

SmartFeed system

Protect your engine with the SmartFeed system, which monitors engine speed and stops or reverses the feed rollers if needed.

Bottom feed stop bar

Provides operator safety with the patented bottom feed stop bar. The four-position upper feed control bar with dual stop positions and forward / reverse feed positions mounts over the feed table and enables the operator to stop the feed rollers and select forward or reverse operations.

1-year/1,000-hour limited warranty

Protect your investment with a 1-year/1,000-hour limited warranty.

Specifications

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  • Cutter Drive Components - Engine Option One

    • Number of Bearings 2
    • Bore 2.2 in 5.6 cm
    • Type Dual spherical roller
    • Manufacturer Linkbelt
    • Dynamic Capacity 31400 lbs 14242.8 kg
    • Static Capacity 54500 lbs 24720.8 kg
    • Belt Idler/Tensioner Yes
    • Belt Type Chipper - Polyester Cord with wrap
  • Drum/Disc Cutting System

    • Material Capacity 9 in 22.9 cm
    • Thickness 1 in 2.5 cm
    • Diameter 33 in 83.8 cm
    • Speed 1500 rpm
    • Weight With Shaft 330 lbs 149.7 kg
    • Safety Lock - Number of Positions 6
    • Number of Knives 2
    • Knife Thickness .6 in 1.6 cm
    • Material A8 chipper steel
    • Useable Edges 2
    • Knife Size 5" x 11.75" (12.7 cm x 29.8 cm)
    • Number of Bolts/Knife 5
    • Replaceable Threaded Knife Block Yes
    • Number of Paddles 2
    • Fixture Method Bolt-on
    • Air Flow 933 cfm
    • Bedknife Size 5" x 12.1" (12.7 cm x 30.7 cm) horizontal and 5" x 8.8" (12.7 cm x 22.4 cm) vertical
    • Bedknife Thickness .8 in 1.9 cm
    • Bedknife Material Grade 50
    • Bedknife - Number of Useable Edges 2
  • 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 Dual green hold-to-run buttons
    • Four Position Feed Control Bar Standard
    • Diameter 2 in 5.1 cm
    • Material Thickness .1 in .3 cm
    • Positions Four positions: Emergency stop, forward, stop and reverse
    • Actuation Force 34 lbs 15.4 kg
    • Green Hold to Run Button Standard
  • Engine Option One

    • Make and Model Briggs and Stratton Vanguard
    • Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 35 hp 26.1 kw
    • Torque (Max) 53 ft-lb 71.9 Nm
    • Fuel Tank Capacity 16 gal 60.6 L
    • Max Fuel Consumption 3.2 gph 12.1 lph
    • Fuel Type Gasoline
    • Air Cleaner Dry-type safety element and restriction indicator
    • Oil Filter Spin-On
    • Recommended Oil 10W30
    • Oil Volume with Filter 2 qt 1.9 L
    • Cooling Medium Air
    • Alternator 20 amp
    • Clutch Drive Engagement Clutchless PTO or centrifugal clutch
  • Discharge System

    • Chute Height 96.7 in 245.6 cm
    • Bottom Thickness .1 in .2 cm
    • Top Thickness .1 in .3 cm
    • Side Wall Thickness .1 in .3 cm
    • Deflector Thickness .1 in .3 cm
    • Chute Rotation Angle 270 deg
    • Rotation Type Manual dual handles with pin lock
    • Rotational Lock Yes
  • Hydraulic System

    • Tank capacity 6.8 gal 25.7 L
    • Recommended Oil Type Vermeer VMF Gold
    • System Type Tandem Center
    • Filtration Method 10 micron return
    • Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 5 gpm 18.9 L/min
    • System relief pressure 2500 psi 172.4 bar
    • Auto Reverse PSI 2300 psi 158.6 bar
  • Chassis

    • Frame Description 3/16" x 5/6" (.5 cm x 14.2 cm) Z-channel
    • Tongue Description 3" x 5" 3/16" (7.6 cm x 12.7 cm x .5 cm) Tube
    • Hitch Type Pintle or ball
    • Fender Description Bolt-on
    • Axle/Suspension 3500 lb (1587.6 kg)
    • Type - Option One Rubber torsional
    • Manufacturer - Option One Dexter
    • Capacity - Option One 3500 (1587.6 kg)
    • Tires - Option One ST215/75R14
    • Wheels - Option One 14" (35.6 cm)
    • Axle/Suspension - Option Two 3500 lb (1587.6 kg) with electric brakes
    • Type - Option Two Rubber torsional
    • Manufacturer - Option Two Dexter
  • Electrical System

    • System Voltage 12 V
    • Battery Group 24 - 580 CCA
    • Standard Gauges Hour meter
    • Controller Vermeer ACS
    • Shutdown System Engine
  • Other Options

    • Special Paint Yes
    • Extended Warranty Yes
    • Preventive Maintenance Yes
  • Feed System

    • Feed Roller Orientation Horizontal
    • Number of Feed Rollers 1
    • Feed Roller Clamp Load 484 lbs 219.5 kg
    • Feed Roller Clamp Type Feed roller weight only
    • Feed Roller Dimension 15.8" dia x 13.5" long (40 cm x 34.3 cm)
    • Number of Knives 12
    • Weight of Feed Roller 210 lbs 95.3 kg
    • Number of Feed Roller Motors 1
    • Motor Displacement 33.1 CID
    • Motor Manufacturer White
    • Feed Speed 146 ft/min
    • Infeed Table Width 48 in 121.9 cm
    • Infeed Table Length 25 in 63.5 cm
    • Infeed Hopper Height 32 in 81.3 cm
    • Infeed Throat Capacity 9 in x 14 in (22.9 cm x 35.6 cm)
    • Pinch Point - Distance to End of Feed Table 66 in 167.6 cm
    • Distance from Feed Table to Ground 29 in 73.7 cm
    • Infeed Table Material Thickness .2 in .5 cm
  • General Dimensions and Weights

    • Length - Feed Table Up, Tongue In 140.4 in 356.6 cm
    • Length - Table Down, Tongue Extended 154.8 in 393.2 cm
    • Width 79.5 in 201.9 cm
    • Height 101.5 in 257.8 cm
    • Weight - Engine Option One 2980 lbs 1351.7 kg
    • Tongue Weight - Engine Option One 300 lbs 136.1 kg

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