A Great Machine!

I own an ECHO Bear Cat 75311 (SC3342) Chipper/Shredder. (A great machine.) I have owned it for five years. This is a great working & beautifully designed piece of machinery. I change the shredder knives ever couple of years because I shred a lot of leaves for composting every year.

I usually process about 10 - 12 yards of chopped leaves each fall. The 75311 (SC3342) Chipper/Shredder chops them up just great. After rotting down, I end up with 5 - 6 yards of great soil for the garden. All made possible by my ECHO Bear Cat chipper/shredder. Couldn't be without it. It really is one great machine. 

Michael A.
Hamden, CT



SC3265 3 Inch Chipper/Shredder

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MSRP $1,899

The SC3265 chipper/shredder is powered by a 265cc Subaru EX engine. The 27 lb. rotor operates at 3800 rpm at full throttle. Two reversible chipping blades and twelve 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.

Click on the 'Accessories' tab above for a complete listing of all the available options and accessories for the SC3265 chipper/shredder.

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Chipper Capacity (in)
L x W x H (in)
40 x 25 x 46
Weight (lbs)
Max Chipping (in.)
Max Shredding Size (in.)
Screen Capable
Feed System
Gravity/Self Feed
Chipper Chute Opening (in)
3 x 3
Shredder Hopper Opening
12 x 25
Chipper Blades
2 reversible steel chipper blades with 12 reversible shredder knives
Rotor Weight (lbs)
Drive Belt
Matched set of wrapped belts
Start Type
Subaru EX
Fuel Capacity
1.6 gal.
Fuel Type

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.

Works Effortlessly!

The ECHO Bear Cat SC3265 is forgiving, even when some things are done "wrong" (e.g., stuffing too many dried leaves in to the chute instead of letting them self-feed). It effectively chipped and shredded everything effortlessly - freshly pulled weeds, dry and wet leaves, dry and wet branches of all sizes up to 3" diameter (plus a little), and old lumber (1x1, 2x2). We talked with a local dealer who says she has sold several SC3265 ECHO Bear Cat models, and has had no complaints or returns.

Kathie S.
Glendale, AZ
Solid Construction

The SC3265 Chipper/Shredder is very well made.  It consistently produces finely processed mulch type material.  This is ideal for urban yards after small tree and hedge pruning.

William M.
Acworth, GA
Amazing Machine!

The SC3265 chipper/shredder is easy to use and move around to the brush that you are chipping. It does not take up a lot of space in the garage. Great tool for chipping up limbs into mulch!

Simmey B
Repton, AL
Impressed Family & Friends!

My family and friends were awed and a bit jealous of my new SC3265 chipper/shredder. One friend had recently thought about purchasing a different brand, and lamented that it could handle no more that 1" diameter. Family members have threatened to bring yard trimmings over.

Kathie S.
Glendale, AZ
Perfect fit for my yard size!

The model SC3206 3-inch is great around a small to medium yard. The amount of mulch that I got from my yard work was more then needed and have shared with my nieghbors. It's great in helping in reducing my cost for mulch and water cost. In my small yard, the best feature is it's size. I can store it with taking to much space and ease to roll around to the work area.

Eugen H.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL