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

CH5540HM 5 Inch PTO Chipper

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MSRP $8,149


If a 5 inch PTO chipper is what you need, ECHO Bear Cat has just the right machine for you. You choose the model based on your power requirements.

The CH5540HM both comes equipped with a 20 x 1.25 inch, 140 pound, dynamically balanced steel rotor with four reversible chipper blades, easy feeding with a big 27 inch x 28 inch feed hopper and 5.5 inch x 7 inch chipper throat opening that allows small side limbs, 360 degree rotating 6 inch discharge chute.

*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.)
68 x 49 x 90
Weight (lbs.)
980
Chipper Disc
20 x 1.25/140 lbs., rotates at 1,700 rpm
Feed Opening
5.5 x 7
Chipper/Shredder
Feed System
Hydraulic
Auto Feed
No
Chipper Chute Opening (In.)
28 x 28
Chipper Blades
4 Reversible Heat-treated
Engine
PTO HP Required
25-45 HP
PTO Capable
Yes
Drive Belt
Double-Banded


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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
When should I rent instead of buying a chipper?
Rent the machine if you have a very limited or unique job.
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 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.
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.