Expand your revenue stream with more flexibility to produce valuable end-product from logs or slash with the WC2500XL whole tree chipper. Featuring a chip drum with an adjustable bite size that produces chips for pellets and biofuel chips, faster and easier knife setup and a PT Tech clutch, the WC2500XL whole tree chipper offers a powerful and effective solution for producing wood chips in a compact footprint. Material can be handled efficiently with variable-speed dual-infeed conveyor chains and SmartCrush technology.


Vermeer Whole Tree Chipper WC2500XL | Vermeer Forestry Equipment

Features and Benefits

•The WC2500XL has a compact design to aid in maneuvering in the woods, on tight jobsites

   and down narrow roads, but packs 600 hp (448 kW) of power to meet your production demands.


With SmartCrush technology that automatically increases down pressure when difficult

  material enters the cutting drum, and variable-speed dual-infeed conveyor chains, operators

  can concentrate on loading the machine — not pushing the material through.


High-wear material flow areas of the machine — such as the drum, discharge chute, cutter

  housing and infeed conveyor floor — are designed with replaceable bolt-in wear parts to

  extend machine life.


Microchip drum produces a variety of sizes between 1/8" (3 mm) to 5/8" (16 mm) chips.


Knife setup is fast and easy. Knife position is set with two small bolts — no babbiting

  needed. Bite size is adjustable in 1/8" (.3 cm) increments from 1/8" (3 mm) up to 5/8" (16 mm)

  via shims. Makes knife change out on the jobsite easy and helps reduce cost of operation.


Self-adjusting, push-button, hydraulic dry clutch provides consistent engagement — helping to

  prolong clutch life, lower maintenance costs and reduce operator error.


Vermeer remote control system, designed specifically for this machine, allows operators  to engage/disengage clutch and control trip meter, EcoIdleTM engine control system and work lights from the remote. 


General Dimensions and Weights
Maximum Length (Operation) 29.8 ft 9.1 m
Maximum Length - Transport 29.8 ft 9.1 m
Maximum Width (Transport) 108 in 274.3 cm
Maximum Height (Transport) 10.9 ft 3.3 m
Weight 38000 lbs 17236.5 kg
Tongue Weight 7500 lbs 3401.9 kg
Sound Power 121
Engine Option One
Make and Model Cummins QSX15 Tier 4 Final
Number of Cylinders 6
Gross Horsepower (Maximum) 600 hp 447.4 kw
Torque (Max) 2050 ft-lb 2779.4 Nm
Fuel Tank Capacity 200 gal 757.1 L
Max Fuel Consumption 31 gph 117.3 lph
Fuel Type Ultra-low sulfur diesel
Air Cleaner Two-stage direct flow
Oil Filter Spin-on
Recommended Oil CES 20078 or 20081
Oil Volume with Filter 52 qt 49.2 L
Maximum Angle of Continuous Operation 31 deg
Cooling Medium Liquid
Coolant Capacity (Engine and Radiator) 23 gal 87.1 L
Alternator 105
Fan Reversible
Clutch Type PT Tech electronically controlled dry
Clutch Drive Engagement Hydraulic
Drum/Disc Cutting System
Material Capacity 25 in 63.5 cm
Thickness .5 in 1.3 cm
Width 34 in 86.4 cm
Diameter 36 in 91.4 cm
Speed 1169 rpm
Weight With Shaft 3163 lbs 1434.7 kg
Safety Lock - Number of Positions 4
Type Adjustable
Knife Thickness .6 in 1.6 cm
Material A8 chipper steel
Useable Edges 1
Knife Size 17
Number of Bolts/Knife 5
Replaceable Threaded Knife Block Hex nut
Fixture Method Bolt
Bedknife Size 34" wide
Bedknife Thickness 1.5 in 3.8 cm
Bedknife Material Cold-formed low-carbon bar
Bedknife - Number of Useable Edges 2
Number of Pockets 4
Replaceable Wear Plates Yes
Number of Replaceable Wear Plates 8
Cutter Drive Components - Engine Option One
Number of Bearings 2
Bore 5.4 in 13.8 cm
Type Pillow block
Manufacturer Dodge
Dynamic Capacity 166000 lbs 75296.3 kg
Static Capacity 236000 lbs 107047.8 kg
Belt Idler/Tensioner Slide engine
Belt Type 12 rib 5 V
Infeed Roller
Infeed Roller Width 34 in 86.4 cm
Maximum Feed Height 27 in 68.6 cm
Infeed Roller Weight 575 lbs 260.8 kg
Infeed Roller Diameter 28 in 71.1 cm
Tooth Design Straight knives
Drive Motor WS-series
Drive Planetary Auburn Model 9
Drive Displacement 6.9 cu-in 113.1 cu-cm
Drive Manufacturer White
Feed Roller Down Pressure 1530
Feed Roller Orientation Horizontal
Number of Feed Rollers One upper, one conveyor
Number of Knives 12
Feed Roller Distance to Drum 1 in 2.5 cm
Feed Roller Speed 98 ft/min 29.9 m/min
Discharge System
Chute Height 132 in 335.3 cm
Bottom Thickness .1 in .3 cm
Bottom Replaceable Wear Plate AR 400
Wear Plate Thickness .2 in .5 cm
Top Thickness .2 in .5 cm
Side Wall Thickness .2 in .5 cm
Deflector Thickness .2 in .5 cm
Rotation Type Hydraulic
Rotational Lock Hydraulic
Side Deflector Angle 14 deg
Up Deflector Angle 22 deg
Down Deflector Angle 14 deg
Hydraulic System
Tank capacity 33 gal 124.9 L
Recommended Oil Type Hy-Power 68, 46, or 32
System Type Open-center
Filtration Method Intake suction screens and return filter
Pump Flow at Maximum RPM 16 gpm 60.6 L/min
System relief pressure 4000 psi 275.8 bar
Auto Reverse PSI 3750 psi 258.6 bar
Flow Control Two - feed roller and infeed conveyor
Oil Cooler 1
Electrical System
System Voltage 24V
Battery Group 8D 1400 CCA (dual)
Standard Gauges Yes
Deluxe Gauges No
Switches Push button
Controller Danfoss MC-050
Display DP10
Shutdown System Yes
Radio Remote Control Yes
Frame Description 10" x 4" x .375" wall rectangular tubing
Toolbox Description Lockable
Tongue Description Fixed with skidder grab
Tongue Extension None
Hitch Type Pintle
Grapple Handle 30" wide
Fender Description Jeep style (steel)
Axle/Suspension Tandem axles
Type Leaf spring
Manufacturer Dexter
Capacity 18740
Tires 385/65R22.5 Super Single
Wheels 22.5 x 14 aluminum
Brake Type Air
Trailer Light Type LED
Other Options
Special Paint Yes
Extended Warranty Yes
Preventative Maintenance Yes
Adjustable Height Discharge Chute No
Infeed Conveyor
Feed Table Width 98 in 248.9 cm
Feed Table Length - Option One 10 ft 3 m
Feed Conveyor Type Dual independent chain
Material Construction .50" thick
Infeed Slope 6 deg
Number of Infeed Chains 2