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


 

Products

CH500H 5 Inch Chipper

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

MSRP $8,495


Bear Cat's line of skid steer chippers attach in seconds and are driven solely by your skid steer's hydraulics. They are available in standard/high-flow and high-flow models. Either model will make short work of any troublesome debris.

  • Continuous chipping size rating refers to the suggested feeding size of limbs for normal operation
  • Standard-flow requires a minimum of 15 gallons per minute (GPM) hydraulic oil flow
  • High-flow requires a minimum of 25 GPM hydraulic oil flow

Dimensions
Chipper Capacity (in)
5
L x W x H (in)
73 x 53 x 93
Weight (lbs)
1145
Chipper Disc
20x1.25/140 lbs., rotates at 2,700 rpm at 15 gpm; 4,000 rpm at 22 gpm
Chipper/Shredder
Chipper Blades
4 reversible steel blades with 4 sided adjustable anvil
Feed System
Hydraulic Feed
Hopper
27 x 28
Chipper Disc Weight (lbs)
140
Engine
Hydraulic Flow
Standard Flow
Skid GPM Required
15-22 gpm Standard Flow


How difficult is it to perform maintenance on the machine?
ECHO Bear Cat products are designed with ease of maintenance in mind. Proper maintenance is vital and should be performed routinely with blades, belts and bearings being most important.
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 these skid steer chippers designed for?
The ECHO Bear Cat chipper is designed to effectively eliminate wood, brush, and other organic material while using your skid steer as the power unit.
What is the capacity and hydraulic flow requirements of the skid steer chipper?
The CH450H has a maximum capacity of 4.5"and requires at least 11 to 15 gpm on a mini skid steer. The CH500H has a maximum capacity of 5"and requires at least 15 to 22 gpm on a low-flow skid steer. The CH800H has a maximum capacity of 8" and requires at least 25 to 38 gpm on a hi-flow skid steer.
Will the chipper fit my skid steer?
The ECHO Bear Cat CH500H and CH800H skid steer chippers are equipped with universal attachment ends, capable of hooking up to most skid steers. The CH450H is designed to mount to mini skid steers.