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BC1500 Tier 4i (Stage IIIB) Brush Chipper

Brush Chippers | Vermeer BC1500 Tier 4i (Stage IIIB) 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” (57.2 cm) drum with two 5” x 8” (12.7 cm x 20.3 cm) A8 double-sided knives to chip through material up to 15” (38.1 cm). Powered by a Tier 4i (Stage IIIB) 130 hp (96.9 kW) Cummins diesel engine, the BC1500 can handle the toughest of material with ease.

Features and Benefits

  • Improve productivity with the SmartFeed system, which monitors engine rpm and senses jams, automatically stopping or reversing the rollers as needed.
  • Easily lift material up to 2000 lbs/907 kg with the optional hydraulic winch
  • Provides operator safety with a 67.4”/171 cm long feed table for extra distance and exclusive bottom feed stop bar system.
  • Protect your investment with a 3-year/3000-hour extended limited warranty on drum housings, cutter drums, 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.

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BC1500 Tier 4i (Stage IIIB) Brush Chipper

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General Dimensions and Weights
Length - Feed Table Up, Tongue In
179"
454.7 cm
Length - Table Down, Tongue Extended
217"
551.2 cm
Width
86"
218.4 cm
Height
104"
264.2 cm
Weight - Engine Option One
6907 lbs
3133 kg
Tongue Weight - Engine Option One
947 lbs
429.6 kg
Length with Winch (Additional)
192"
487.7 cm
Engine Option One
Make and Model
Cummins QSB4.5 Turbo Tier 4i (Stage IIIB)
Number of Cylinders
4
Gross Horsepower (Maximum)
130 hp
96.9 kw
Torque (Max)
459 ft-lb
622.3 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity
45 gal
170.3 L
Max Fuel Consumption
7 gph
26.5 lph
Fuel Type
Diesel
Air Cleaner
2-stage dry with safety element
Oil Filter
Spin-on
Recommended Oil
API CC/CD
Oil Volume with Filter
15.5 qt
14.7 L
Cooling Medium
Liquid
Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator)
7.1 gal
26.9 L
Alternator
65 amps
Fan
24" (61 cm) suction
Clutch Type
Automotive-style
Clutch Drive Engagement
Manual
Feed System
Feed Roller Orientation
Vertical
Number of Feed Rollers
2
Feed Roller Clamp Load
300 lbs
136.1 kg
Feed Roller Clamp Type
Spring
Feed Roller Minimum Distance to Drum
1.3"
3.3 cm
Feed Roller Dimension
20.9" (53.1 cm) diameter
Number of Knives
12
Weight of Feed Roller
120 lbs
54.4 kg
Number of Feed Roller Motors
2
Motor Displacement
28.3 cu. in (468.8 cu. cm)
Motor Manufacturer
White
Feed Speed
122 ft/min
Infeed Table Width
55.4"
140.7 cm
Infeed Table Length
30.1"
76.5 cm
Infeed Hopper Height
32"
81.3 cm
Infeed Throat Capacity
15" x 20" (38.1 cm x 50.8 cm)
Pinch Point - Distance to End of Feed Table
67.4"
171.2 cm
Distance from Feed Table to Ground
27.2"
69.1 cm
Infeed Table Material Thickness
.2"
.5 cm
Safety System
Bottom Feed Stop Bar
Standard
Bottom Feed Stop Bar Diameter
2"
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
Diameter
2"
5.1 cm
Material Thickness
.1"
.3 cm
Positions
4: E-stop, forward, neutral, reverse
Actuation Force
34 lbs
15.4 kg
Green Hold to Run Button
Standard (one on each side)
Drum/Disc Cutting System
Material Capacity
15"
38.1 cm
Width
22"
55.9 cm
Thickness
.4"
1 cm
Diameter
22.5"
57.2 cm
Speed
1980 rpm
Weight With Shaft
540 lbs
244.9 kg
Safety Lock - Number of Positions
2
Number of Knives
2
Knife Thickness
.6"
1.6 cm
Material
A8 Chipper steel
Useable Edges
2
Knife Size
.625" x 5" x 8" (1.6 cm x 12.7 cm x 20.3 cm)
Number of Bolts/Knife
3
Replaceable Threaded Knife Block
yes
Number of Paddles
5
Fixture Method
Weld-on
Air Flow
4600 cfm
Bedknife Size
2.5" (6.4 cm)
Bedknife Thickness
1.5"
3.8 cm
Bedknife Material
HRLC Steel
Bedknife - Number of Useable Edges
2
Cutter Drive Components - Engine Option One
Number of Bearings
2
Bore
2.4"
6.2 cm
Type
Spherical roller
Manufacturer
Linkbelt
Dynamic Capacity
31400 lbs
14242.8 kg
Static Capacity
53500 lbs
24267.2 kg
Belt Idler/Tensioner
Spring-loaded
Belt Type
5V
Discharge System
Chute Height
104"
264.2 cm
Bottom Thickness
.1"
.2 cm
Top Thickness
.1"
.3 cm
Side Wall Thickness
.1"
.3 cm
Deflector Thickness
.1"
.3 cm
Chute Rotation Angle
270 deg
Rotation Type
Manual worm gear drive
Rotational Lock
Self-locking gear set plus an additional steel plate rotation lock
Hydraulic System
Tank capacity
12 gal
45.4 L
Recommended Oil Type
Vermeer VMF
System Type
Open center
Filtration Method
3 micron return, 100 micron suction
Pump Flow at Maximum RPM
5.5 gpm
20.8 L/min
System relief pressure
2800 psi
193.1 bar
Auto Reverse PSI
2650 psi
182.7 bar
Flow Control
Yes
Directional Control
Yes
Oil Cooler
No
Electrical System
System Voltage
12
Battery
950
Standard Gauges
Tach/hourmeter (includes toggle to obtain oil pressure, water temp, engine error codes) fuel gauge
Switches
Droop, sensitivity and Ecoldle toggle switches
Controller
Vermeer ACS
Display
LED
Shutdown System
High temp, low pressure
Radio Remote Control
No
Chassis
Frame Description
.25" (6 mm) Z channel, 7" (17.8 cm)
Toolbox Description
Standard
Tongue Description
2.5" x 4.5" x .375" (6.4 cm x 11.4 cm x 1 cm)
Tongue Extension
Ext. 18" (45.2 cm)
Hitch Type
Pintle
Fender Description
Bolt-on
Axle/Suspension
Torsion
Type - Option One
Rubber torsional
Manufacturer - Option One
Dexter
Capacity - Option One
7000 lb (3175.1 kg)
Tires - Option One
LT 285/75R16 LR E
Wheels - Option One
16" (40.6 cm)
Brake Type
Electric
Trailer Light Type
LED
Winch Option
Winch Relief System
2500 psi
172.4 bar
Winch Boom Structure
.25 grade 50
Winch Input Speed
51 rpm
Winch Controls
Forward, reverse, free spool
Winch Rope
7/16" (1.1 cm)
Rope Length
150'
45.7 m
Rope Line Pull
2000 lbs
907.2 kg
Rope Choker
1/4" (6.4 mm) chain
Other Options
Special Paint
Optional
Extended Warranty
Optional
Preventive Maintenance
Optional