Get the job done and into the truck quickly and easily with the SC5540B! Heavy-duty construction, the SC5540B PTO 3 point hitch chipper/shredder weighs 720 pounds, this means years of dependable service. The double-banded belt drive gives a more positive transfer of power.
A great machine to move from job to job, the SC5540B is the machine landscapers and golf courses trust to clean up, move debris and make mulch. A manual-feed chipper/shredder without a screen reduces plugging, especially with damp material. The 18 x .75 inch thick, 146-pound dynamically-balanced rotor is equipped with 4 reversible chipper blades and 36 shredder knives.
(*NOTE - For Use On Tractors with PTO Horsepower Ratings From 25 hp to 45 hp)
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 the tractor requirements for these chippers and chipper/shredders?
The ECHO Bear Cat 4.5" chipper requires a tractor with PTO hp ranging from 15hp to 28hp. The ECHO Bear Cat 5" chippers and chipper/shredders require a tractor with PTO hp ranging from 25hp to 45hp. The ECHO Bear Cat 8" and 9" chippers require a tractor with PTO hp ranging from 35hp to 60hp.
When do I buy a chipper powered by a tractor Power Take Off (PTO) vs. an engine-driven unit?
If you own a tractor a PTO chipper is a smart economic choice.
Will the chipper fit my tractor?
The ECHO Bear Cat chippers and chipper/shredders are designed to fit all Category 1 three-point
hitches. Chipper weight and tractor hp needs to be taken into consideration. All Chipper models fit Category 1 Quick Hitch.