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


 

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SC5720B 5 Inch Chipper/Shredder/Blower

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MSRP $7,995


The SC5720B chipper/shredder/blower is powered by a 720cc Subaru EH engine. The 121 lb. rotor turns 2000 rpm at full throttle. This chipper/shredder uses four reversible chipping blades and thirty-six shredding knives to provide the most efficient method of turning branches and leaves into nutrient rich, user ready product.

ECHO Bear Cat chipper/shredders use heat-treated chipping blades and shredding knives. The thirty-six serrated edge shredding knives utilize a staggered pattern on the rotor shafts to maximize processing performance.

The SC5720B discharges processed material through a 360 degree rotational discharge tube. This truckloading feature is accomplished with integrated rotor blower paddles which "blow" the processed material through the discharge tube. Processed material size from the SC5720B is controlled by a unique screenless shredder system. The screenless system controls the amount of air flow to the housing and rotor. Less air = more time material stays in housing and is processed smaller before being discharged; More air = larger processed material and more readily discharged.

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Dimensions
Chipper Capacity (in)
5
L x W x H (in)
92 x 52 x 92
Weight (lbs)
930
Chipper/Shredder
Max Chipping (in.)
5
Max Shredding Size (in.)
3/4
Screen Capable
No
Feed System
Gravity/Self Feed
Chipper Chute Opening (in)
5
Shredder Hopper Opening
13 x 18
Chipper Blades
4 reversible heat treated steel chipper blades with 12 reversible shredder flails
Rotor Weight (lbs)
121
Discharge
Overhead
Hydraulic Feed
No
Chip Discharge Size
Variable
Engine
PTO Capable
No
Drive Belt
Double-Banded
Fuel Type
Gas
Make
Subaru EH
Start Type
Electric Start
Fuel Capacity
9 gal.
Displacement
720cc
Trailer
Tires
5.3-12
Towable
Yes
Wheel Base (in)
50

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.