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Impressed Family & Friends!

My family and friends were awed and a bit jealous of my new SC3265 chipper/shredder. One friend had recently thought about purchasing a different brand, and lamented that it could handle no more that 1" diameter. Family members have threatened to bring yard trimmings over.

Kathie S.
Glendale, AZ


 

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SC5540 5 Inch PTO Chipper/Shredder

Illustrations may include optional equipment and accessories and may not include all standard equipment.

MSRP $2,995


If you have more acreage, you need more power to keep up with tree clearing, trimming and debris handling. Which makes the SC5540 the perfect machine for the job.

Bearcat's 125 pound balanced rotor and 4 reversible chipper blades have a well-deserved reputation for converting mounds of tree branches into mounds of mulch and compost material.

Whether you're loading leaves and debris down the 20 x 30 inch hopper or feeding up to 5 inch branches and trees into the chipper chute, the SC5540 chipper/shredder with an optional 1-speed blower attachment will pile the material where you want it.

Because the optional blower discharge chute rotates a full 360 degrees and is equipped with an adjustable deflector cap, precision placement of wood chips can mean filling up a pickup box, trailer or wagon for quick clean up and less labor.

(*NOTE - For Use On Tractors with PTO Horsepower Ratings From 25 hp to 45 hp)


Dimensions
L x W x H (in)
44 x 43 x 48
Weight (lbs)
450
Chipper Disc
18 x .75/112 lbs., rotates at 2,000 rpm
Chipper/Shredder
Shredding Size
3/4
Screen Capable
Yes
Chipper/Shredder Size
5
Chipper Blades
4 reversible heat treated steel chipper blades with welded anvil - 36 shredding knives
Feed System
Gravity/Self Feed
Hopper
12 x 22
Chipper Disc Weight (lbs)
112
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.