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BC1500 Brush Chipper

When no two jobsites are alike and there are unrelenting elements to contend with, arborists need a brush chipper that doesn’t just show up, but works.

The Vermeer BC1500 brush chipper uses a precision-balanced 22.5-in (57.2-cm) drum with two 5-in x 8-in (12.7-cm x 20.3-cm) A8 double-sided knives to chip through material up to 15 in (38.1 cm). Powered by a Tier 4 Final Cummins diesel engine and a PSI 5.7L gas engine, the BC1500 can handle the toughest of material with ease.

Features and benefits

Fender DescriptionBolt-on
Hitch TypePintle
Frame Description.25" (6 mm) Z channel, 7" (17.8 cm)
Toolbox DescriptionStandard
Tongue ExtensionExt. 18" (45.2 cm)
Tongue Description2.5" x 4.5" x .375" (6.4 cm x 11.4 cm x 1 cm)
Tires - Option OneLT 285/75R16 LR E
Capacity - Option One8000 lb (3628.7 kg)
Manufacturer - Option OneDexter
Type - Option OneRubber torsional
Wheels - Option One16" (40.6 cm)
Trailer Light TypeLED
Brake TypeElectric
Belt Idler/TensionerSpring-loaded
Belt Type5V
TypeSpherical roller
Rotation TypeManual worm gear drive
Rotational LockSelf-locking gear set plus an additional steel plate rotation lock
Bedknife - Number of Useable Edges2
Bedknife Size2.5" (6.4 cm)
Fixture MethodWeld-on
Number of Paddles5
Knife Size.625" x 5" x 8" (1.6 cm x 12.7 cm x 20.3 cm)
Safety Lock - Number of Positions2
Speed2208 RPM
Replaceable Threaded Knife BlockYes
Number of Bolts/Knife3
Useable Edges2
Bedknife MaterialHRLC steel
MaterialA8 chipper steel
Radio Remote Controloptional - via IK
SwitchesDroop sensitivity, exhaust aftertreatment enable/disable and EcoIdle toggle switches
Standard GaugesMultifunction Display (MFD) (shows various engine parameters and error codes), fuel gauge, DEF gauge, pressure, water temp, engine error codes)
System Voltage12
DisplayMultifunction Display (MFD)
ControllerVermeer ACS
Shutdown SystemHigh coolant temp, low oil pressure
Oil FilterSpin-on
Make and ModelCummins QSF3.8L T4F - 130 hp
Clutch Drive EngagementManual
Fan22" (55.9 cm) suction
Clutch TypeAutomotive-style
Cooling MediumLiquid
Alternator135 amps
Recommended OilAPI CJ-4 or ACEA-E9
Air Cleaner2-stage dry with safety element
Fuel TypeDiesel
Make and ModelPSI 5.7L
Clutch Drive EngagementManual lever
Cooling MediumLiquid
Clutch Type13" spring loaded clutch
Oil FilterSpin-on
Air Cleaner2-stage dry
Recommended OilAPI
Fan18.7 suction
Alternator70 Amp
Fuel TypeGasoline
Feed Roller Dimension20.9" (53.1 cm) diameter
Motor ManufacturerWhite
Feed Roller OrientationVertical
Number of Feed Rollers2
Feed Roller Clamp TypeSpring
Motor Displacement28.3 cu in (468.8 cu cm)
Infeed Throat Capacity15" x 20" (38.1 cm x 50.8 cm)
Sound Power125
Horsepower OptionsCummins QSF3.8L T4F - 130 hp
Filtration Method3 micron return, 100 micron suction
Oil CoolerNo
Directional ControlYes
Flow ControlYes
Recommended Oil TypeVermeer VMF
System TypeOpen center
Special PaintOptional
Extended WarrantyOptional
Preventive MaintenanceOptional
Remote ControlTree Commander Remote Control Optional
Hydraulic Chute ControlsOptional
Four Position Feed Control BarStandard
Bottom Feed Stop BarStandard
Green Hold to Run ButtonStandard (one on each side)
Reset MethodGreen Hold-to-Run button
Positions4: E-stop, forward, neutral, reverse
Bottom Feed Stop Bar Material Thickness11 GA