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AX17 Brush Chipper

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.

Features and benefits

Fender DescriptionBolt-on steel
Hitch Type3-in ID pintle
Frame DescriptionZ Channel: .25-in (.64-cm) thickness
Toolbox DescriptionStandard
Tongue ExtensionExtendable, 12-in
Tongue Description3 in x 5 in x 38 in (7.6 cm x 12.7 cm x 96.5 cm)
Tires - Option One235/75R17.6
Axle/Suspension10,000-lb torsion
Capacity - Option One10,000 lb
Manufacturer - Option OneDexter
Type - Option OneRubber torsional
Wheels - Option One17.5 x 6.75, bolt circle 8 on 6.6
Trailer Light TypeLED
Brake TypeStandard electric
Belt Idler/TensionerYes
Belt Type5V
TypeSpherical roller
Belt Idler/TensionerYes
Belt Type5V
TypeSpherical roller
Rotation TypeManual (hydraulic option)
Rotational LockYes - self-locking worm gear
Bedknife - Number of Useable Edges2
Bedknife Size3 in x 20.25 in (7.6 cm x 51.4 cm)
Fixture MethodWeld On
Number of Paddles12
Knife Size5 in x 10 in (12.7 cm x 25.4 cm)
Safety Lock - Number of Positions2
Speed1800 rpm
Replaceable Threaded Knife BlockYes
Number of Bolts/Knife5
Useable Edges2
Bedknife Material1018
MaterialA8 chipper steel
Radio Remote ControlTwo options
SwitchesHold-to-run, sensitivity selector, droop selector, EcoIdle™ engine control system, throttle, chute controls, remote enable, manual feed roller crush
BatteryGroup 31 - 950 CCA
Standard GaugesMPC-12
System Voltage12 volt
Shutdown SystemYes
Oil FilterSpin On
Make and ModelCummins 3.8L T4
Clutch Drive EngagementManual lever
Fan22 in suction
Clutch TypeSpring-loaded clutch
Cooling MediumLiquid
Alternator60 amp
Recommended OilAPI CJ-4 or ACEA-E9
Air Cleaner2-Stage Dry
Fuel TypeDiesel
Feed Roller Dimension15 in x 20 in (38.1 cm x 50.8 cm)
Motor ManufacturerParker
Number of Feed Roller Motors(3) 2 upper, 1 lower
Feed Roller OrientationHorizontal
Number of Feed Rollers2
Feed Roller Dimension (Two)11 in x 20 in (27.9 cm x 50.8 cm)
Feed Roller Clamp TypeHydraulic
Motor Displacement28.9 cu-in upper
Infeed Throat Capacity19.5-in x 20.5-in (49.5-cm x 52.1-cm)
Filtration Method3 micron return, no suction
Oil CoolerYes
Directional ControlYes
Flow ControlNo
Recommended Oil TypeHY PWR 68
System TypeTandem center
Special PaintOptional
Extended WarrantyOptional
Preventive MaintenanceOptional
Adjustable Height Discharge ChuteOptional
Remote ControlOptional
Hydraulic OutriggersOptional
Hydraulic Chute ControlsOptional
Four Position Feed Control BarStandard
Bottom Feed Stop BarStandard
Green Hold to Run ButtonStandard
Reset MethodGreen hold-to-run button
PositionsFour positions: E-stop, Forward, Neutral, Reverse
Bottom Feed Stop Bar Material Thickness.12 in
Winch Rope7/16 in
Winch ControlsForward, reverse and fee spool
Rope ChokerYes
Winch Boom Structure.25 in (.64 cm), .19 in (.48 cm)(