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



SC5720B 5 Inch Chipper/Shredder/Blower

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MSRP $7,995

ECHO Bear Cat Chipper/Shredder/Blowers are manufactured with the same components as the Chippers and Chipper/Shredders. Adding a blower speeds up debris discharge for better placement.

Four reversible chipping blades and 36 shredder knives are extremely efficient in reducing debris. With the additional blower you are able to direct the flow of chips and debris into your pickup box or a trailer.


Chipper Capacity (in)
L x W x H (in)
92 x 52 x 92
Weight (lbs)
Ideal Acreage
Chip Discharge Size
Hydraulic Feed
Shredding Size
Screen Capable
Chipper/Shredder Size
Chipper Blades
4 reversible heat treated steel chipper blades with 12 reversible shredder flails
Feed System
Gravity/Self Feed
13 x 18
Chipper Disc Weight (lbs)
Discharge Chute
360 degree rotating
Fuel Type
PTO Capable
Drive Belt
Double Banded
Start Type
Electric Start
Subaru EH
Fuel Capacity
9 gal.
Wheel Base (in)

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.