Testimonials

Works Effortlessly!

The ECHO Bear Cat SC3265 is forgiving, even when some things are done "wrong" (e.g., stuffing too many dried leaves in to the chute instead of letting them self-feed). It effectively chipped and shredded everything effortlessly - freshly pulled weeds, dry and wet leaves, dry and wet branches of all sizes up to 3" diameter (plus a little), and old lumber (1x1, 2x2). We talked with a local dealer who says she has sold several SC3265 ECHO Bear Cat models, and has had no complaints or returns.

Kathie S.
Glendale, AZ


 

Products

CH8993H 8 Inch Chipper

Pricing is manufacturer suggested retail price and subject to change without notice.
Actual selling prices are set by individual stores and may vary by region.
Illustrations may include optional equipment and accessories and may not include all standard equipment.

MSRP $16,995


The CH8993H is powered by a 993cc Briggs and Stratton Vanguard engine. The CH8993H is a uniquely designed "turntable" style chipper. The lockable turntable design allows the operator to turn the feed chute closer to the material or away from hazards, such as roadsides.

It features a dynamically-balanced rotor that's 30 x 1.25 inches thick and 275 pounds.The rotor has four reversible chipper blades, made with tool steel, and a 4-sided adjustable anvil for perfectly sized chips for whatever use desired. 

The CH8993H now features a Digital Display Controller (DDC) hydraulic feed system with a variable speed feed roller with instant reverse.

The DDC features:

  • Movable Digital TFT screen for easy viewing, even in bright sunlight conditions
  • Soft key menu selection buttons for simple user navigation
  • Pre-programmed maintenance schedule reminders
  • Hydraulic system diagnostic capabilities
  • Troubleshooting screens to provide in-field help
  • Pre-programmed with English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Norwegian, Russian and Chinese
  • Tested in the most extreme conditions to ensure longevity

The chippers’ hydraulic feed system is electronically controlled. If the rotor speed drops below optimal operational RPM range, the controller pauses the feed roller to allow the rotor to regain speed, and then restarts feeding once optimal rotor RPM is achieved. This AutoFeed function allows for less fatigue on wear parts and maximizes efficiency.

The CH8993H uses a triple-banded belt-driven rotor design, torsion axle suspension and adjustable rear stabilizer. It also features large, front belt shield doors for easy belt and pulley service area access.

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Dimensions
Chipper Capacity (In.)
up to 8
Chipper Capacity (In.)
6 or more
Chipper Capacity (In.)
8
L x W x H (In.)
136 x 79 x 95
Weight (lbs.)
2350
Chipper Disc
30x1.25/275 lbs., rotates at 1,600 rpm
Feed Opening
9 x 9
Chipper/Shredder
Feed System
Hydraulic
Auto Feed
Yes
Chipper Chute Opening (In.)
30 x 31
Chipper Blades
4 reversible heat treated steel chipper blades, with 4 sided adjustable anvil
Rotor Weight (lbs.)
275
Discharge
Overhead
Engine
Fuel Type
Gas
Displacement
993cc
Drive Belt
Triple Banded
Start Type
Electric Start
Make
Briggs and Stratton Vanguard
Fuel Capacity
9 gal.
Trailer
Towable
Yes
Tires
P215-75R15
Wheel Base (In.)
69

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 chippers designed for?
The ECHO Bear Cat chipper is designed to effectively reduce the volume of wood, branches, and other organic material. The typical application for this product group is anywhere from light to commercial to municipalities, and/ or rental.
What type of chippers are available?
ECHO Bear Cat makes chippers with gravity or hydraulic feed, powered by an engine package or a tractor PTO. A hydraulic feed machine has a hydraulic driven feed roller to efficiently feed branches to the chipper disc.
When should I buy a gravity feed machine?
If you have an infrequent need for a chipper and time is not a factor, a gravity feed machine will fit your needs.
When should I buy a hydraulic feed machine?
If time or efficiency is an issue, a hydraulic feed chipper allows you to be more productive.
When should I chip?
If you don’t plan composting the material, material is green and stringy or larger than 3/4" in diameter.