Vermeer's new compact chipper for Europe

By Patrick Hill15 April 2009

Vermeer's BC160XL.

Vermeer's BC160XL.

On Vermeer's stand will be the new, 750 kg BC160XL brush chipper, designed for the European market, said the US company. The BC160XL has an in-feed opening of 16 cm x 22 cm and dual in-feed rollers. It is road towable and powered by a 21 kW, water-cooled Kohler diesel engine.

The machine features a folding in-feed table and discharge chute, and its turntable allows feeding the machine from all directions. Vermeer said the BC160XL's heavy-duty, 600 mm diameter cutter disc; hydraulic horizontal rollers; and Smartfeed system enable it to efficiently process material.

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