Testimonials

A Truly Superb Product!

I just picked up the SC3206 and was concerned it would be underpowered compared to my previous 10hp and up machines. No way. Heavy flywheel makes this machine run like butter. The vertical orientation of the shredder shoot accepts my garden debris way better than my previous machines and you can't beat the small footprint in the garage. Thanks for a truly superb product.
 

Christopher T.
Moss Beach, CA


 

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SC3265 3 Inch Chipper/Shredder

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Actual selling prices are set by individual stores and may vary by region.
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MSRP $1,899


Solid welded construction, large shredder hoppers and large chipper chutes are some of the features you'll come to appreciate with this line of mid-sized chipper/shredders. The SC3265 is powered by a 265cc Subaru EX engine and is dual wrapped belt driven for extra durability.

Two reversible chipping blades and 12 reversible, serrated shredder knives are the most efficient method of reducing debris.The reversible serrated shredder knives are the best in the industry, with a history of performance that surpasses flat hammers in cutting stubborn debris. ECHO Bear Cat chipper/shredders use a staggered knife pattern to give better performance and are covered by an industry leading *3 Year Consumer warranty.

Add an optional blower kit so you can direct the flow of chips and debris into your pickup box or a trailer. Or add the optional trailer package for road towing capability.

(*U.S. and Canada only)


Dimensions
L x W x H (in)
40 x 25 x 46
Weight (lbs)
250
Ideal Acreage
Gas
Chipper/Shredder
Shredding Size
3/4
Screen Capable
Yes
Chipper/Shredder Size
3
Chipper Blades
2 reversible steel chipper blades with 12 reversible shredder knives
Feed System
Gravity/Self Feed
Hopper
12 x 25
Engine
Displacement
265cc
Drive Belt
Matched set of wrapped belts
Start Type
Recoil
Make
Subaru EX
Fuel Capacity
1.6 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.


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