Vermeer continues its dedication to delivering highly innovative, fuel-efficient equipment with the BC1000XL brush chipper. Complete with an 89-horsepower (66.4 kW) GM 3.0L gas engine, the chipper is powered by a dependable electronic fuel injection (EFI) system. The BC1000XL also features a direct electronic pressure regulator that allows for greater control of fuel delivery, fuel economy and optimum combustion. This chipper comes standard with the Vermeer patented EcoIdle™ system and patented SmartFeed technology and has a 12-inch (30.5 cm) cutting capacity.


Brush Chipper Operation and Safety Video

Features and Benefits

  • An electronic fuel injection (EFI) engine performs well during cold-weather starts and provides improved fuel economy over comparable carbureted gas engines.
  • 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.
General Dimensions and Weights
Length - Feed Table Up, Tongue In 150 in 381 cm
Length - Table Down, Tongue Extended 198 in 502.9 cm
Width 66.5 in 168.9 cm
Height 101 in 256.5 cm
Weight - Engine Option One 4680 lbs 2122.8 kg
Tongue Weight - Engine Option One 520 lbs 235.9 kg
Sound Power 119 dB
Engine Option One
Make and Model PSI 3.0L EFI
Number of Cylinders 4
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 89 hp 66.4 kw
Torque (Max) 142 ft-lb 192.5 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity 20 gal 75.7 L
Max Fuel Consumption 7.8 gph 29.5 lph
Fuel Type Unleaded and E10 gasoline
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 System
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 in 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 in 132.1 cm
Infeed Table Length 32 in 81.3 cm
Infeed Hopper Height 12 in 30.5 cm
Infeed Throat Capacity 12 " x 17.5 " (30.5 cm x 43.2 cm)
Pinch Point - Distance to End of Feed Table 66.5 in 168.9 cm
Distance from Feed Table to Ground 26 in 66 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
Positions 4: E-stop, forward, neutral, and reverse
Actuation Force 34 lbs 15.4 kg
Green Hold to Run Button Standard
Drum/Disc Cutting System
Material Capacity 12 in 30.5 cm
Thickness 20 in 50.8 cm
Diameter 20 in 50.8 cm
Speed 2220 rpm
Weight With Shaft 460 lbs 208.7 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 0.63 " x 4.5 " x 9 " (1.6 cm x 11.4 cm x 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 in 2.5 cm
Bedknife Material 1018
Bedknife - Number of Useable Edges 4
Cutter Drive Components - Engine Option One
Number of Bearings 2
Bore 2.4 in 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
Discharge System
Chute Height 101 in 256.5 cm
Chute Rotation Angle 270 deg
Rotation Type Manual rotate with pin lock
Rotational Lock Yes
Hydraulic System
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
Electrical System
System Voltage 12 volt
Battery Group 24; 580 CCA
Standard Gauges Fuel and MFD
Deluxe Gauges Standard
Switches Droop, EcoIdle, and Sensitivity
Controller Vermeer ACS
Display In countries that drive on the left side of the road versus the right side of the road, moving these controls over to the left side moves the operator off of the traffic side of the road.
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 .25" (6.4 cm x 11.4 cm x .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
Other Options
Special Paint Optional
Extended Warranty Optional
Preventive Maintenance Optional