Vermeer BC1800XL Wood Chipper

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Faster speed and larger capacity equal high productivity. This 19" (48 cm) capacity  brush chipper possesses the strength to meet the needs of large-diameter chipping operations. Land clearing contractors, tree care companies and municipalities can choose from two John Deere engine options - a 115 hp (85 kw) and a 170 hp (126 kw). A chute design allows for multi-directional chute rotation and infinite anglesof chip discharge. The standard Vermeer integrated throttle and clutch engagement system is also included on the BC1800XL. An optional 2000 lb (907 kg) winch aids in gathering and lifting large, heavy material.

Features & Benefits

Feature: Large 19" (48 cm) Capacity
Benefit: The BC1800XL feed opening has been increased to allow feeding of 19" (48 cm) diameter material and below. Bent or forked material can be processed and material prep time is reduced. Larger diameter on-site processing equates to less transport expense due to un-chippable logs.
Feature: Integrated Throttle and Clutch Mechanism
Benefit: This feature is modeled after the successful patented concept used on Vermeer BC1000XL, BC1400XL and SC60TX machines. The throttle integrated with the clutch engagement process ensures that the PTO can only be engaged while the engine is at low idle/low RPM. Operators cannot use the Clutch engagement process to forcefully dislodge debris from the cutting chamber.
Feature: Hydraulic Over Pressure Sensor
Benefit: Integrated into the SmartFeed controller is a hydraulic over pressure sensor that detects a possible stall of the feed roller motors during the feeding process. Prior to a stall this controller will initiate a reversing sequence that actually manipulates the material back and forth (a greater distance each time) until the material goes through the rollers and into the chipping chamber. In many cases this automatic repeated reversing action by the controller repositions the material and eliminates the need for operator interface or interaction. The constant handling by an operator of the upper feed control bar is also reduced if not eliminated. The operators on site can continue to gather material or finish their work while the machine automatically completes the processing.
Feature: 2 Engine Options
Benefit: The BC1800XL is available with the 115HP Tier II compliant John Deere 4045T or the 170HP Tier II compliant 6068T John Deere. Based on the application and/or material to be processed the customer can choose a HP that fills their specific needs.


Length  173 " 439 cm
Height  110 " 279 cm
Weight range  8500lbs (115HP) - 9400lbs
(170HP, w /winch)
Width Range  79" (115HP) - 88" (170HP)
Make and Model  John Deere PE4045T
Horsepower  115 hp 85.8 kw
Type of Fuel  Diesel
No. of Cylinders  4
Cooling Medium  Liquid
Engine Option 2
Make and Model  John Deere PE6068T
Horsepower  170 hp 126.8 kw
Type of Fuel  Diesel
No. of Cylinders  6
Cooling Medium  Liquid
Fuel Tank  35 gal 132.49 L
Hydraulic Tank  12 gal 45.42 L
Frame Description  C channel C6 x 8.2lbs
Tires  LT235/75 R 17.5"
Axle/Suspension  8,000lb or 10,000 rubber torsion
Hitch  Pintle
Cutting System
Disc/Drum Speed  1100 rpm
Drum Size O.D.  36 " 91 cm
Knives  4 each, 5.5" x 10" x 5/8"
Bedknife  4 sided, 3" x 1.25" x 20.25"
Feed System
Chipping Capacity  19 " 48 cm
Infeed Opening Height  24 " 61 cm
Infeed Opening Width  20 " 51 cm
Feed Table Length   " cm
Feed Table Height  26 " 66 cm
Roller Style  Vertical
Discharge System
Discharge Height  110 " 279 cm
Degree of Rotation  270 deg