Speed and large capacity equals high productivity. Whether you are a municipality or a tree service company and working on a jobsite which calls for large diameter chipping, look to the Vermeer BC1800XL gas brush chipper. Built with strength for demanding conditions, it has the power needed for land-clearing and tree care operations. The BC1800XL gas brush chipper is equipped with features such as patented SmartFeed control system, EcoIdle™ engine control system, Tree Commander ™ remote control and Bottom Feed Stop Bar for increased operator safety.


Features and Benefits

  • Improve productivity with the SmartFeed system, which monitors engine rpm and senses jams, automatically stopping or reversing the rollers as needed.
  • Reduce vibration and structural loading to the rear of the machine with vertical feed rollers designed with helical cleats that hold material more firmly.
  • Improved operator safety with a 62.5” (158.8 cm) long feed table for extra distance and exclusive bottom feed stop bar system.
  • With the standard Tree Commander™ remote control, jobsite productivity is improved by allowing the operator to control brush chipper functions remotely. The remote can be attached to the operator’s belt or held in an optional bracket mounted directly to the operator’s station of a Vermeer mini skid steer
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine replacement parts for your Vermeer brush chipper.
General Dimensions and Weights
Length - Feed Table Up, Tongue In 177 in 449.6 cm
Length - Table Down, Tongue Extended 231 in 586.7 cm
Width 78.5 in 199.4 cm
Height 107 in 271.8 cm
Weight (without winch and hydraulic jack) 8800 lbs 3991.6 kg
Weight (with winch, hydraulic jack and hydraulic chute) 9300 lbs 4218.4 kg
Length with Winch (Additional) 360 in 914.4 cm
Sound Power 124
Engine Option One
Make and Model PSI 5.7 L
Number of Cylinders 8
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 165 hp 123 kw
Torque (Max) 300 ft-lb 406.7 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 gal 189.3 L
Max Fuel Consumption 11.7 gph 44.3 lph
Fuel Type Gas
Air Cleaner 2 Stage Dry
Oil Filter Spin-on
Recommended Oil API
Oil Volume with Filter 5 qt 4.7 L
Maximum Angle of Continuous Operation 20 deg
Cooling Medium Liquid
Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) 5 gal 18.9 L
Alternator 70
Fan 18.7
Clutch Type 13" Spring Loaded Clutch
Clutch Drive Engagement Manual Lever
Feed System
Feed Roller Orientation Vertical
Number of Feed Rollers 2
Feed Roller Clamp Load 380 lbs 172.4 kg
Feed Roller Clamp Type Spring
Feed Roller Dimension 23.5" x 18"
Number of Knives 11
Weight of Feed Roller 116 lbs 52.6 kg
Feed Roller Dimension (Two) 23.5" x 18"
Number of Knives (2) 11
Weight of Feed Roller (Option Two) 116 lbs 52.6 kg
Number of Feed Roller Motors 2
Motor Displacement 28.4
Motor Manufacturer White RE470
Feed Speed 117 ft/min
Infeed Table Width 67 in 170.2 cm
Infeed Table Length 36 in 91.4 cm
Infeed Hopper Height 34 in 86.4 cm
Infeed Throat Capacity 20" x 24"
Distance from Feed Table to Ground 30.5 in 77.5 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
Normal Sensitivity 22 deg
Reduced Sensitivity 12 deg
Reset Method Green Hold to Run Button
Four Position Feed Control Bar Standard
Diameter 2 in 5.1 cm
Material Thickness 11 in 27.9 cm
Positions 4: E-Stop, Forward, Neutral, Reverse
Green Hold to Run Button Standard
Drum/Disc Cutting System
Material Capacity 19 in 48.3 cm
Width 26.2 in 66.4 cm
Thickness .5 in 1.3 cm
Diameter 36 in 91.4 cm
Speed 1100
Weight With Shaft 1160 lbs 526.2 kg
Safety Lock - Number of Positions 4
Number of Knives 4
Knife Thickness .6 in 1.6 cm
Material A8 Modified Chipper Steel
Useable Edges 2
Knife Size 0.625 x 5 x 10
Number of Bolts/Knife 5
Replaceable Threaded Knife Block Yes
Number of Paddles 12
Fixture Method Weld on
Air Flow 3544 cfm
Bedknife Size 3" x 20.25"
Bedknife Thickness 1.3 in 3.2 cm
Bedknife Material 1018 CD
Bedknife - Number of Useable Edges 4
Cutter Drive Components - Engine Option One
Number of Bearings 2
Bore 2.9 in 7.4 cm
Type Spherical roller
Manufacturer Linkbelt
Dynamic Capacity 41800 lbs 18960.2 kg
Static Capacity 71500 lbs 32431.9 kg
Belt Idler/Tensioner Spring loaded
Belt Type 5V
Discharge System
Chute Height 110 in 279.4 cm
Bottom Thickness .1 in .2 cm
Top Thickness .2 in .5 cm
Side Wall Thickness .1 in .3 cm
Deflector Thickness .1 in .2 cm
Chute Rotation Angle 270 deg
Rotation Type Worm gear with rotational lock
Rotational Lock Self 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 6.3 gpm 23.8 L/min
System relief pressure 2850 psi 196.5 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 cca
Standard Gauges Digital Display with tachometer, hourmeter, oil pressure, water temp, and engine error codes.
Switches Control Panel: Ignition, throttle, Smartfeed, and ECOIdle. Rear: Lower feed bar sensitivity
Controller Vermeer ACS: CB02
Display MFD
Shutdown System High temp, low pressure,
Radio Remote Control Tree Commander
Frame Description 7" x 2.13" Channel
Toolbox Description Standard
Tongue Description 4 x 4 x 0.375
Tongue Extension Two 12" Increments (for non winch)
Hitch Type Pintle
Fender Description Integrated
Axle/Suspension Torflex
Type - Option One Rubber Torsional
Manufacturer - Option One Dexter
Capacity - Option One 10,000
Tires - Option One 235/75R17.5 load range H
Wheels - Option One 17.5" x 6.75" BC of 8 on 6.5"
Brake Type Electric
Trailer Light Type LED
Winch Option
Winch Relief System 3000 psi 206.8 bar
Winch Boom Structure 0.25 GR50
Winch Controls Forward, Reverse, Free Spool
Winch Rope 7/16"
Rope Length 150 ft 45.7 m
Rope Line Pull 2000 lbs 907.2 kg
Rope Choker 1/4"
Other Options
Special Paint Optional
Extended Warranty Optional
Preventive Maintenance Optional
Adjustable Height Discharge Chute Optional
Hydraulic Chute Controls Optional