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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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 effortlessly.

The SC2170 Chipper/Shredder is designed with a vast range of features and options to meet each operator’s needs:

  • Durable 7 gauge chipper housing
  • 170cc Subaru engine
  • Wide leg system for greater stability
  • Two reversible, heat-treated chipper blades and four reversible shredding knives standard
  • Option to add four additional shredding knives to rotor assembly
  • Comes standard with 1.13" inch shredder screen. Optional 3/4" fine material shredder screen is also available

Dimensions
Chipper Capacity (in)
2
L x W x H (in)
29 x 23 x 50
Weight (lbs)
120
Ideal Acreage
less than 1
Chipper/Shredder
Shredding Size
3/4
Screen Capable
Yes
Chipper/Shredder Size
2
Chipper Blades
2 reversible steel chipper blades with 2 double hammer flails
Feed System
Gravity/Self Feed
Hopper
20 x 16
Engine
Displacement
170cc
Drive Belt
Direct
Start Type
Recoil
Make
Subaru SP
Fuel Capacity
.9 gal.

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.