Long Lasting!

Without my old ECHO Bear Cat I wouldn't be anywhere near as far along in our weed-whacking (we live in a high fire danger zone). Both the wheels on my new DR have failed and the mow ball (plastic) didn't last more than 20 hours before being worn out. Your new thick steel mow ball is the only thing that makes sense if you have land with a lot of rocks - it will outlast me probably. The 3-speed trans have never skipped a beat while my DR only has one speed. The ECHO Bear Cat wheels are still working fine. The ECHO Bear Cat wheels  are larger which makes it easier to go over bumps, ect. As of now, it looks like buying the DR was a mistake.

Jim H.
Grass Valley, CA



ECHO Bear Cat and Sheffield Financial Partnering To Offer New Retail Financing Programs



ECHO Bear Cat and Sheffield Financial Partnering To Offer New Retail Financing Programs

West Fargo, ND— ECHO Bear Cat has partnered with Sheffield Financial,a division of Branch Banking and Trust Company,to provide its dealer network in the U.S. with a new option for retail financing of ECHO Bear Cat products.

Sheffield is one of the most respected names in the outdoor power equipment industry and offers competitive retail finance programs for consumers and commercial customers.

 “We are very pleased to be able to partner with Sheffield Financial,” said Tim Martin, ECHO Bear Cat Business Unit Director. “Sheffield is a leader in financing outdoor power equipment and is just another way we can help our dealers serve our customers better.”

Jack Snow, CEO of Sheffield Financial – “We at Sheffield, are excited to begin a financing partnership with ECHO Bear Cat. We look forward to offering personal service, the foundation of our business, to them and their network of dealers and retail customers.”

Attractive Consumer programs are available. Complete Consumer and Commercial program information can be found at www.bearcatproducts.com.

About Sheffield Financial:

Clemmons, N.C.-based Sheffield Financial is a division of Branch Banking and Trust Company, which is a subsidiary of BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT). Sheffield, which has financed more than $18 billion in loans since its founding in 1992, currently services more than 30,000 outdoor power equipment, power sports and trailer dealers nationwide. The company provides retail financing options in all 50 states for outdoor power equipment, trailers and power sports equipment, such as snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, side-by-side vehicles, motorcycles and personal watercraft. For more information about Sheffield Financial, visit SheffieldFinancial.com.

About ECHO Bear Cat:

Located in West Fargo, ND, ECHO Bear Cat is a product line of Crary Industries, Inc.  Since 1988, ECHO Bear Cat has been a leading manufacturer of high quality, reliable outdoor power equipment and service parts. To learn more about ECHO Bear Cat, please visit our website www.bearcatproducts.comor call 888.625.4520.

Crary Industries, Inc. is a subsidiary of ECHO Incorporated, a manufacturer of professional-grade hand-held outdoor power equipment based in Lake Zurich, IL. For more information on ECHO, Inc. please visit www.echo-usa.com