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Perfect fit for my yard size!

The model SC3206 3-inch is great around a small to medium yard. The amount of mulch that I got from my yard work was more then needed and have shared with my nieghbors. It's great in helping in reducing my cost for mulch and water cost. In my small yard, the best feature is it's size. I can store it with taking to much space and ease to roll around to the work area.

Eugen H.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL


 

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SC5540 5 Inch PTO Chipper/Shredder

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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.

ECHO Bear Cat'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.

Equip your new SC5540 chipper/shredder with optional 1-speed  or 2-speed blower systems and it 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
Chipper Capacity (in)
up to 5
L x W x H (in)
44 x 43 x 48
Feed Opening
5.5 x 5.5
Weight (lbs)
450
Chipper Disc
18 x .75/112 lbs., rotates at 2,000 rpm
Ideal Acreage
PTO
Chipper/Shredder
Max Chipping (in.)
5
Max Shredding Size (in.)
3/4
Screen Capable
Yes
Feed System
Gravity/Self Feed
Chipper Chute Opening (in)
5.5 x 5.5
Shredder Hopper Opening
20 x 30
Chipper Blades
4 reversible heat treated steel chipper blades with welded anvil - 36 shredding knives
Rotor Weight (lbs)
112
Discharge
Ground
Engine
PTO HP Required
25-45 HP
PTO Capable
Yes
Drive Belt
Double-Banded

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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.