Posted August 1, 2018

Gas brush chipper

Vermeer now offers its popular BC1500 brush chipper with a gas engine. 

The new model is equipped with a powerful 165 horsepower PSI gas engine and delivers comparable chipping productivity as its diesel counterpart. 

Vermeer gas chipper

Using a precision-balanced drum with two A8 double-sided knives, the Vermeer BC1500 gas brush chipper is capable of chipping logs up to 15 inchesin diameter.

“Faced with emission regulations, many arborists are converting their equipment fleet to gas,” explained Todd Roorda, Tree Care/Rental/Landscape sales manager for Vermeer Corporation. “We’ve designed the BC1500 gas brush chipper, along with the other gas models in the Vermeer brush chipper product line, to be efficient to operate and optimize productivity.”

The Vermeer BC1500 gas brush chipper uses vertical feed rollers with helical cleats to firmly hold material to the infeed table, helping reduce vibration, shock and structural loading toward the rear of the machine. A four-position upper feed control bar allows the operator to start, reverse and stop the feed rollers. The unit also comes with a patented bottom feed stop bar that will shut off the feed mechanism either intentionally or automatically in an emergency.

Vermeer has incorporated several intelligent features into the BC1500 gas brush chipper. The onboard SmartFeed system monitors engine speed and automatically stops and reverses the feed rollers to optimize the productivity of the Vermeer brush chipper. In addition, the chipper comes with the Vermeer EcoIdle engine control system that will automatically lower engine speeds when the chipper is not chipping, reducing fuel consumption and noise.

Optional features include a 150-foot  winch line that improves handling heavy logs.the optional Tree Commander remote control allows the user to operate chipper functions from a distance.