Testimonials

A Great Machine!

I own an ECHO Bear Cat 75311 (SC3342) Chipper/Shredder. (A great machine.) I have owned it for five years. This is a great working & beautifully designed piece of machinery. I change the shredder knives ever couple of years because I shred a lot of leaves for composting every year.

I usually process about 10 - 12 yards of chopped leaves each fall. The 75311 (SC3342) Chipper/Shredder chops them up just great. After rotting down, I end up with 5 - 6 yards of great soil for the garden. All made possible by my ECHO Bear Cat chipper/shredder. Couldn't be without it. It really is one great machine. 

Michael A.
Hamden, CT


 

Products

CH8540 8 Inch PTO Chipper

Pricing is manufacturer suggested retail price and subject to change without notice.
Actual selling prices are set by individual stores and may vary by region.
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MSRP $6,995


Power take off on utility tractors have become a primary source for much of the work around farms, orchards, golf courses, etc. Any place where you need to turn a pile of branches into a pile of chips.

You choose - self feed or hydrostatic hydraulic feed for infinite feed settings - these chippers mount on your three point hitch and hook directly to the PTO for quick setup and power on demand.

Rotating 360 degrees, the 8 inch round discharge chute gives you accurate control over the flow of chips produced. The 30 x 1 inch thick, 275 pound dynamically-balanced disc, adjustable 4-sided anvil, four reversible chipper blades. The feed roller on Model CH9540H is 15 inches in diameter, containing 10 knife blades for enhanced powerful feeding. A hydraulic jack is mounted on the hydraulic feed system for ease of maintenance. Plate steel construction means solid performance for hundreds of hours, and maintenance is enhanced by a hinged disc cover that provides wide open access to the chipper blades and disc.

(*NOTE - For Use On Tractors with PTO Horsepower Ratings From 35 hp to 60 hp)


Dimensions
Chipper Capacity (in)
up to 8
L x W x H (in)
54 x 47 x 93
Weight (lbs)
886
Chipper Disc
30 x 1.25/275 lbs., rotates at 1,500 rpm
Feed Opening
9 x 9
Chipper/Shredder
Feed System
Gravity/Self Feed
Chipper Chute Opening (in)
30 x 31
Chipper Blades
4 reversible heat treated steel chipper blades with 4 sided adjustable anvil
Rotor Weight (lbs)
275
Discharge
Overhead
Engine
PTO HP Required
35-60 HP
PTO Capable
Yes
Drive Belt
Triple-Banded

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.