Vermeer continues to respond to the demands of the rental, landscape and tree care professionals with the BC700XL brush chipper. The smallest machine in the Vermeer brush chipper line, the BC700XL design is based on operator feedback and focuses on productivity advantage and ease-of-use. The brush chipper features a centrifugal clutch system, 25 horsepower (18.6 kW) Kohler EFI engine, bottom feed stop bar and Vermeer exclusive SmartFeed feed-sensing control system. The new member of the chippers line offers the compact size operators are looking for and the performance they want to achieve a job efficiently.


BC700XL Brush Chipper

Brush Chipper Operation and Safety Video

Features and Benefits

  • The centrifugal clutch engagement prevents belt slip when engaging the clutch which means fewer maintenance costs.
  • The 25 hp (18.6 kW) Electronic Fuel-Injected (EFI)Kohler engine performs well during cold-weather starts, has reduced occurrence of engine flooding and provides improved fuel economy over comparable carbureted gas engines.
  • The large infeed opening makes feeding irregular material easier and decreases the amount of saw cuts needed prior to feeding the chipper.      
  • The exclusive SmartFeed, patented feed-sensing control system,  from Vermeer helps increase operator productivity and reduces strain on vital engine parts, as engine rpm is monitored and feed rollers are controlled.
  • A bottom feed stop bar is strategically located to make it possible for the operator's leg to strike the bar and shut off the feed mechanism either intentionally or automatically in an emergency situation.
  • The wide offers a wide footprint at the axle for side-to-side stability; additionally enhances transportability and visibility while backing up.
General Dimensions and Weights
Length - Feed Table Up, Tongue In 113 in 287 cm
Length - Table Down, Tongue Extended 133 in 337.8 cm
Width 71 in 180.3 cm
Height 102 in 259.1 cm
Weight - Engine Option One 1800 lbs 816.5 kg
Tongue Weight - Engine Option One 180 lbs 81.6 kg
Engine Option One
Make and Model Kohler ECH740
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 25 hp 18.6 kw
Torque (Max) 41.7 ft-lb 56.5 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity 6 gal 22.7 L
Max Fuel Consumption 2.4 gph 9.1 lph
Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Cleaner Kohler HD 2-Stage Dry
Oil Filter Spin-on
Recommended Oil Kohler oil or API CH4/SJ
Oil Volume with Filter 2 qt 1.9 L
Maximum Angle of Continuous Operation 25 deg
Cooling Medium Oil/Air
Alternator 20A Charging
Clutch Type Centrifugal PTO
Clutch Drive Engagement Centrifugal
Feed System
Feed Roller Orientation Horizontal
Feed Roller Clamp Load 525 lbs 238.1 kg
Feed Roller Clamp Type Spring/Feed Roller Weight
Feed Roller Minimum Distance to Drum 4 in 10.2 cm
Feed Roller Dimension 10" Diameter
Weight of Feed Roller 100 lbs 45.4 kg
Motor Displacement 14
Motor Manufacturer White Hydraulics
Feed Speed 49.4 ft/min
Infeed Table Width 41.2 in 104.6 cm
Infeed Table Length 30.2 in 76.7 cm
Infeed Hopper Height 22.1 in 56.1 cm
Infeed Throat Capacity 6" x 8" (15.24 cm x 20.32 cm)
Pinch Point - Distance to End of Feed Table 65.4 in 166.1 cm
Distance from Feed Table to Ground 28.1 in 71.4 cm
Safety System
Bottom Feed Stop Bar Standard
Bottom Feed Stop Bar Diameter 2 in 5.1 cm
Bottom Feed Stop Bar Material Thickness 12" (30.48 cm)
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 position: (E-Stop), Forward, Stop, (Reverse)
Green Hold to Run Button Standard
Drum/Disc Cutting System
Material Capacity 6 in 15.2 cm
Width 8 in 20.3 cm
Thickness 1.3 in 3.2 cm
Diameter 23.9 in 60.7 cm
Speed 1748
Weight With Shaft 176 lbs 79.8 kg
Knife Thickness .6 in 1.6 cm
Material A8 Chipper Steel
Replaceable Threaded Knife Block Yes
Fixture Method Welded
Air Flow 5000 cfm
Bedknife Size 4" x 8.6"/(10.2 cm x 21.9 cm) hor; 4" x 5.8"/(10.2 cm x 14.6 cm) vert
Bedknife Material ASTM A572 Grade 50
Cutter Drive Components - Engine Option One
Bore 1.5 in 3.8 cm
Type Flange-mounted ball type, self-aligning
Manufacturer Linkbelt
Dynamic Capacity 5640 lbs 2558.3 kg
Static Capacity 4460 lbs 2023 kg
Belt Idler/Tensioner Spring-loaded adjustable Idler
Belt Type 2-band 5-V profile Aramid
Discharge System
Chute Height 97.2 in 246.8 cm
Bottom Thickness .1 in .3 cm
Top Thickness .1 in .3 cm
Side Wall Thickness .1 in .3 cm
Deflector Thickness .1 in .2 cm
Chute Rotation Angle 240 deg
Rotation Type Manual
Rotational Lock Standard Latch
Hydraulic System
Tank capacity 6.8 gal 25.7 L
Recommended Oil Type Vermeer VMF Gold
System Type Open center
Filtration Method Return flow filtration, 10 micron
Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 3.8 gpm 14.4 L/min
System relief pressure 2500 psi 172.4 bar
Electrical System
System Voltage 12 Volt
Battery Group 26, 400 CCA
Standard Gauges Hour meter
Switches Hold-to-run, sensitivity selector
Controller Vermeer ACS CB02
Frame Description 3/16"/(.5 cm) ASTM A1011 steel
Hitch Type 2"/(5.1 cm) ball coupler
Fender Description .1"/(.3 cm) Steel bolt-on
Axle/Suspension 2000 lb/(907.2 kg) rubber torsion axle
Type - Option One Rubber Torsional
Manufacturer - Option One Dexter
Capacity - Option One 2000 lb/(907.2 kg)
Tires - Option One ST185/80D13 load range D
Wheels - Option One 13 x 5, bolt circle 5 on 4.5
Axle/Suspension - Option Two 2000lb/(907.2 kg) rubber torsion axle with electric brakes
Type - Option Two Rubber torsional, braked
Manufacturer - Option Two Dexter
Capacity - Option Two 2000 lb/(907.2 kg)
Brake Type Electric optional
Trailer Light Type LED
Other Options
Special Paint Available, Optional
Extended Warranty Available, Optional
Preventive Maintenance Available, Optional