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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CH5540 5 Inch PTO Chipper

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MSRP $4,195


When 5 inch PTO chipper is what you need, 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.

Built Bear Cat tough, yet compact in design, the 5 inch chippers will handle your debris recycling problems.

Model CH5540 or hydraulic feed Model CH5540H both come 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 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)


Dimensions
Chipper Capacity (in)
5
L x W x H (in)
50 x 45 x 90
Weight (lbs)
600
Chipper Disc
20 x 1.25/140 lbs., rotates at 1,600 rpm
Chipper/Shredder
Chipper Blades
4 reversible heat treated steel chipper blades with 4 sided adjustable anvil
Feed System
Gravity/Self Feed
Hopper
28 x 28
Chipper Disc Weight (lbs)
140
Engine
PTO HP Required
25-45 HP
PTO Capable
Yes
Drive Belt
Two Single


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.