Testimonials

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


 

Products

SC2170 2 Inch Chipper/Shredder

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MSRP $749


The ECHO Bear Cat SC2170 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 SC2170 can handle twigs, small pruned limbs and leaves.

The SC2170 chipper/shredder is designed with the following features and options:

  • 7 gauge steel housing
  • Subaru SP 170cc 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

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Dimensions
Chipper Capacity (in)
2
L x W x H (in)
29 x 23 x 50
Weight (lbs)
120
Chipper/Shredder
Max Chipping (in.)
2
Max Shredding Size (in.)
3/4
Screen Capable
Yes
Feed System
Gravity/Self Feed
Chipper Chute Opening (in)
2x2
Shredder Hopper Opening
16 x 20
Chipper Blades
2 reversible steel chipper blades
Rotor Weight (lbs)
15
Discharge
Ground
Hydraulic Feed
No
Engine
Fuel Type
Gas
Displacement
170cc
Drive Belt
Direct drive
Start Type
Recoil
Make
Subaru SP
Fuel Capacity
.9 gal.

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.