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

CH8720iH 8 Inch Chipper

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MSRP $15,895


The ECHO Bear Cat CH8720iH is an industry unique chipper that comes with a range of features that will get any job done.  The 8” Turntable Chipper features a Subaru Electronic Fuel Injected engine for greater power, high altitude operation, fast recovery time and increased fuel efficiency. The turntable design allows the operator to turn the feed hopper closer to the material or away from hazards, like road sides. This model is equipped with hydraulic feed and feature ECHO Bear Cat’s Smart Feed System. The Smart Feed System speeds up the job by automatically feeding and adjusting the feed rate without operator intervention. This will allow the operator to load more material and be able to move onto the next jobsite quickly.


Dimensions
Chipper Capacity (in)
Gas
L x W x H (in)
136 x 79 x 95
Weight (lbs)
2225
Chipper Disc
30x1.25/275 lbs., rotates at 1,600 rpm
Chipper/Shredder
Chipper Blades
4 reversible heat treated steel, with 4 sided adjustable anvil
Feed System
Hydraulic Feed
Feed Sensor
Smart Feed
Hopper
30 x 31
Chipper Disc Weight (lbs)
275
Engine
Fuel Type
Gas
Displacement
720cc
Drive Belt
Triple Banded
Start Type
Electric Start
Make
EFI Subaru EH
Fuel Capacity
9 gal.
Trailer
Towable
Yes
Tires
P215-75R15
Wheel Base (in)
69

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?
Depending on the type of wood, age and cleanliness, chipper blades will work well for between 5-15 hours. Dry, dirty wood will dull the blades faster. Alternate dry and wet material to extend blade life. Hydraulic feed machines will have longer blade life.
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 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.