The ECHO Bear Cat SC2163 chipper/shredder is the perfect match for homeowners who need to dispose of a variety of yard waste and wood material. With a chipping capacity up to 2” and shredding capability up to 3/4", the SC2163 can handle twigs, small pruned limbs and leaves.
The SC2163 chipper/shredder is designed with the following features and options:
• 7 gauge steel housing
• Briggs & Stratton 163cc engine
• Wide leg system for stability
• Two reversible, heat-treated chipper blades and four reversible shredding knives standard
• Option to add four additional shredding knives to rotor assembly
• Standard discharge screen has 1.13" dia. holes
• Optional discharge screens: 3/4" dia. holes for fine end material and slotted discharge screen for wet debris
How difficult is it to perform maintenance on the machine?
ECHO Bear Cat products are designed with ease of maintenance in mind. Proper maintenance is vital and should be performed routinely with blades, belts and bearings being most important.
How long will the chipper blades last on my chipper/shredder?
Depending on the type of wood, age and cleanliness, chipper blades will work well for between five and ten hours. Dry, dirty wood will dull the blades faster.
What are the chipper/shredders designed for?
The ECHO Bear Cat chipper/shredders are designed to effectively reduce the volume of wood, leaves, and other organic material
What is the maximum size of material will these machines chip or shred?
The ECHO Bear Cat 2" chipper/shredder will chip up to 2"and shred up to 3/4" diameter material.
The ECHO Bear Cat 3" chipper/shredders will chip up to 3" and shred up to 3/4" diameter material.
The ECHO Bear Cat 5" chipper/shredder will chip up to 5" and shred up to 3/4" diameter material.
When should I chip?
If you don’t plan composting the material, material is green and stringy or larger than 3/4" in diameter.
When should I shred?
If you plan on composting or if the material is smaller than 3/4", use the shredder. Shredding is also an efficient way to reduce the volume of leaves or prunings.