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



SC2170 2 Inch Chipper/Shredder

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MSRP $749

The ECHO Bear Cat SC2170 chipper/shredder is the perfect match for homeowners who need to dispose of a variety of yard waste and wood material. With a chipping capacity up to 2” and shredding capability up to 3/4", the SC2170 can handle twigs, small pruned limbs and leaves.

The SC2170 chipper/shredder is designed with the following features and options:

  • 7 gauge steel housing
  • Subaru SP 170cc engine
  • Wide leg system for stability
  • Two reversible, heat-treated chipper blades and four reversible shredding knives standard
  • Option to add four additional shredding knives to rotor assembly
  • Standard discharge screen has 1.13" dia. holes
  • Optional discharge screens: 3/4" dia. holes for fine end material and slotted discharge screen for wet debris

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Chipper Capacity (in)
L x W x H (in)
29 x 23 x 50
Weight (lbs)
Max Chipping (in.)
Max Shredding Size (in.)
Screen Capable
Feed System
Gravity/Self Feed
Chipper Chute Opening (in)
Shredder Hopper Opening
16 x 20
Chipper Blades
2 reversible steel chipper blades
Rotor Weight (lbs)
Hydraulic Feed
Drive Belt
Direct drive
Fuel Capacity
.9 gal.
Start Type
Subaru SP
Fuel Type

How long will the chipper blades last on my chipper/shredder?
Depending on the type of wood, age and cleanliness, chipper blades will work well for between five and ten hours. Dry, dirty wood will dull the blades faster.
What are the chipper/shredders designed for?
The ECHO Bear Cat chipper/shredders are designed to effectively reduce the volume of wood, leaves, and other organic material
What is the maximum size of material will these machines chip or shred?
The ECHO Bear Cat 2" chipper/shredder will chip up to 2"and shred up to 3/4" diameter material. The ECHO Bear Cat 3" chipper/shredders will chip up to 3" and shred up to 3/4" diameter material. The ECHO Bear Cat 5" chipper/shredder will chip up to 5" and shred up to 3/4" diameter material.
When should I chip?
If you don’t plan composting the material, material is green and stringy or larger than 3/4" in diameter.
When should I shred?
If you plan on composting or if the material is smaller than 3/4", use the shredder. Shredding is also an efficient way to reduce the volume of leaves or prunings.