The Vermeer BC900XL brush chipper was designed to eliminate the guesswork out of chipping. No chucking. No ducking. Just smooth chipping performance. Able to chip heavily branched material up to 9” (23 cm) in diameter and 14” (35.5 cm) wide, the BC900XL is ideal for line clearing and general clean-up needs. In combination, the Vermeer exclusive SmartFeed system, and its 35 hp (26.1 kW) Briggs and Stratton Gas Engine, pulls in and processes difficult material.


Brush Chipper Operation and Safety Video

BC900XL Brush Chipper | Vermeer Tree Care Equipment

Features and Benefits


  • Protect your engine with the SmartFeed system, which monitors engine speed and stops or reverses the feed rollers if needed. 
  • Provides operator safety with the patented bottom feed stop bar. The four-position upper feed control bar with dual stop positions and forward / reverse feed positions mounts over the feed table and enables the operator to stop the feed rollers and select forward or reverse operations. 
  • Protect your investment with a 1-year/1,000-hour limited warranty. 
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.
General Dimensions and Weights
Length - Feed Table Up, Tongue In 140.4 in 356.6 cm
Length - Table Down, Tongue Extended 154.8 in 393.2 cm
Width 79.5 in 201.9 cm
Height 101.5 in 257.8 cm
Weight - Engine Option One 2980 lbs 1351.7 kg
Tongue Weight - Engine Option One 300 lbs 136.1 kg
Engine Option One
Make and Model Briggs and Stratton Vanguard
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 35 hp 26.1 kw
Torque (Max) 53 ft-lb 71.9 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity 16 gal 60.6 L
Max Fuel Consumption 3.2 gph 12.1 lph
Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Cleaner Dry-type safety element and restriction indicator
Oil Filter Spin-On
Recommended Oil 10W30
Oil Volume with Filter 2 qt 1.9 L
Cooling Medium Air
Alternator 20 amp
Clutch Drive Engagement Clutchless PTO or centrifugal clutch
Feed System
Feed Roller Orientation Horizontal
Number of Feed Rollers 1
Feed Roller Clamp Load 484 lbs 219.5 kg
Feed Roller Clamp Type Feed roller weight only
Feed Roller Dimension 15.8" dia x 13.5" long (40 cm x 34.3 cm)
Number of Knives 12
Weight of Feed Roller 210 lbs 95.3 kg
Number of Feed Roller Motors 1
Motor Displacement 33.1 CID
Motor Manufacturer White
Feed Speed 146 ft/min
Infeed Table Width 48 in 121.9 cm
Infeed Table Length 25 in 63.5 cm
Infeed Hopper Height 32 in 81.3 cm
Infeed Throat Capacity 9 in x 14 in (22.9 cm x 35.6 cm)
Pinch Point - Distance to End of Feed Table 66 in 167.6 cm
Distance from Feed Table to Ground 29 in 73.7 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 Dual green hold-to-run buttons
Four Position Feed Control Bar Standard
Diameter 2 in 5.1 cm
Material Thickness .1 in .3 cm
Positions Four positions: Emergency stop, forward, stop and reverse
Actuation Force 34 lbs 15.4 kg
Green Hold to Run Button Standard
Drum/Disc Cutting System
Material Capacity 9 in 22.9 cm
Thickness 1 in 2.5 cm
Diameter 33 in 83.8 cm
Speed 1500 rpm
Weight With Shaft 330 lbs 149.7 kg
Safety Lock - Number of Positions 6
Number of Knives 2
Knife Thickness .6 in 1.6 cm
Material A8 chipper steel
Useable Edges 2
Knife Size 5" x 11.75" (12.7 cm x 29.8 cm)
Number of Bolts/Knife 5
Replaceable Threaded Knife Block Yes
Number of Paddles 2
Fixture Method Bolt-on
Air Flow 933 cfm
Bedknife Size 5" x 12.1" (12.7 cm x 30.7 cm) horizontal and 5" x 8.8" (12.7 cm x 22.4 cm) vertical
Bedknife Thickness .8 in 1.9 cm
Bedknife Material Grade 50
Bedknife - Number of Useable Edges 2
Cutter Drive Components - Engine Option One
Number of Bearings 2
Bore 2.2 in 5.6 cm
Type Dual spherical roller
Manufacturer Linkbelt
Dynamic Capacity 31400 lbs 14242.8 kg
Static Capacity 54500 lbs 24720.8 kg
Belt Idler/Tensioner Yes
Belt Type Chipper - Polyester Cord with wrap
Discharge System
Chute Height 96.7 in 245.6 cm
Bottom Thickness .1 in .2 cm
Top Thickness .1 in .3 cm
Side Wall Thickness .1 in .3 cm
Deflector Thickness .1 in .3 cm
Chute Rotation Angle 270 deg
Rotation Type Manual dual handles with pin lock
Rotational Lock Yes
Hydraulic System
Tank capacity 6.8 gal 25.7 L
Recommended Oil Type Vermeer VMF Gold
System Type Tandem Center
Filtration Method 10 micron return
Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 5 gpm 18.9 L/min
System relief pressure 2500 psi 172.4 bar
Auto Reverse PSI 2300 psi 158.6 bar
Electrical System
System Voltage 12 V
Battery Group 24 - 580 CCA
Standard Gauges Hour meter
Controller Vermeer ACS
Shutdown System Engine
Frame Description 3/16" x 5/6" (.5 cm x 14.2 cm) Z-channel
Tongue Description 3" x 5" 3/16" (7.6 cm x 12.7 cm x .5 cm) Tube
Hitch Type Pintle or ball
Fender Description Bolt-on
Axle/Suspension 3500 lb (1587.6 kg)
Type - Option One Rubber torsional
Manufacturer - Option One Dexter
Capacity - Option One 3500 (1587.6 kg)
Tires - Option One ST215/75R14
Wheels - Option One 14" (35.6 cm)
Axle/Suspension - Option Two 3500 lb (1587.6 kg) with electric brakes
Type - Option Two Rubber torsional
Manufacturer - Option Two Dexter
Other Options
Special Paint Yes
Extended Warranty Yes
Preventive Maintenance Yes