If a 5 inch PTO chipper is what you need, ECHO Bear Cat has just the right machine for you. You choose the model based on your power requirements. If you have a utility tractor with a 540 rpm PTO, one of these is your pick.
Model CH5540 is equipped with a 20 x 1.25 inch, 140 pounds dynamically balanced steel disc with four reversible chipper blades, easy feeding with a big 27 inch x 28 inch feed hopper and 5.5 inch x 7 inch chipper throat opening that defies small side limbs, 360 degree rotating 6 inch discharge chute. The power source is category 1, 3 point hitch PTO.
*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.
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 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.
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.
When should I chip?
If you don’t plan composting the material, material is green and stringy or larger than 3/4" in diameter.
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.