The SC3208 chipper/shredder is powered by a 208cc Briggs & Stratton OHV engine. The 21 lb. rotor operates at 3600 rpm at full throttle. Two reversible chipping blades and eight reversible shredding knives provide the most efficient method of turning tree, yard and garden debris into nutrient rich, user ready product.
ECHO Bear Cat chipper/shredders use heat-treated chipping blades and shredding knives. The serrated edge shredding knives utilize a staggered pattern to maximize processing performance.
All ECHO Bear Cat chipper/shredders feature a changeable discharge screen system. The optional discharge screens provide the user control over end product size, depending on the intended use.
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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 are these chippers designed for?
The ECHO Bear Cat chipper is designed to effectively reduce the volume of wood, branches, and other organic material. The typical application for this product group is anywhere from light to commercial to municipalities, and/ or rental.
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.
What type of chippers are available?
ECHO Bear Cat makes chippers with gravity or hydraulic feed, powered by an engine package or a tractor PTO. A hydraulic feed machine has a hydraulic driven feed roller to efficiently feed branches to the chipper disc.
When should I buy a gravity feed machine?
If you have an infrequent need for a chipper and time is not a factor, a gravity feed machine will fit your needs.
When should I buy a hydraulic feed machine?
If time or efficiency is an issue, a hydraulic feed chipper allows you to be more productive.
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.