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    Hi all. I'm looking at a Vermeer BC600XL tonight. I wasn't actively searching for one, it kind of found me. A guy wants to buy my jeep and mentioned that he had a chipper he might trade towards it. It's a Vermeer BC600XL with 166 hours on it. I've got a guy that picks up my wood that's big enough to burn, so we're left with a lot of brush under 3-4". Any opinions on the Vermeer? I know it's got a narrower throat than the bandits. Any idea what it might be worth in great condition? He'll have to really want my jeep and be willing to let it go really cheap I think, but I'd like to go into it knowing whether it's worth much or not.

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    I've been seeing low hour bc 600s for 6-7k, how much is your Jeep worth?
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    I have a 7" ... I many ways small is beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruel View Post
    I've been seeing low hour bc 600s for 6-7k, how much is your Jeep worth?
    I haven't actively advertised it for sale. My nephew drives it to work sometimes and people always ask him if it's for sale so I told him to start telling people that I'd take $10,000 for it firm. I had this guy call me to look at it then had a second guy come back two days after the first guy with $10,000 cash to try to buy it out from under the first guy.
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    They're okay for branches but a 9'' bandit is much much better in my opinion, the vermeer 600's can be a bit of a hassle. My guess is you will immediately want a bigger one. The older vermeer 700s or something like that with a diesel engine do much better.

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    The trade off to the Bandit 9" ( rented it many times w the Perkins Diesel ) is more truck to haul it and fits into less places , at least around here. I would love to own one for bigger or Clearing jobs for sure.

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    Looking at the specs, I don't like it! If it's the 27hp Kohler petrol motor.


    Might suit you perfectly, but too much iron for not enough poke.

    Single roller as well, me no likey!
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    I found the Gas Kohler's powerful but Thirsty

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    Advertise your Jeep for $12k.

    Sell it.

    Buy what you want.

    6" bandit will do a lot more.

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    A BB 9" is the perfect size for a smaller chipper, IMO.

    Not too big, not too small... just right!

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