SC5540

Crary Bear Cat SC5540 Chipper Shredder in action

SC5540

5-inch Chipper/Shredder

MAINTAIN POWER. REDUCE MAINTENANCE. 

Using a Crary® Bear Cat® PTO machine reduces engine maintenance, giving you more uptime to work. With a  wide selection of PTO machines ready to go to work for you, it’s time to match your tractor with a Crary Bear Cat PTO Chipper and Chipper/Shredder.

MSRP $3,249.00

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.

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. 

Crary® Bear Cat®‘s 112 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 

CE compliant model available.

Power

  • PTO Input Power Range: 25-45 hp 

Dimensions 

  • Max Chipping Capacity: 5″
  • Max Shredding Capacity: 3/4″
  • Chipper Chute Opening: 13″ x 13″
  • Chipper Chute Throat: 7.4″ x 11.3″ 
  • Shredder Chute Opening: 20″ x 30″
  • Rotor Size/Weight: 19″ x 0.75″/112 lbs. 
  • L x W x H: 43″ x 43″ x 44″ 

Chipper/Shredder 

  • Chipping Blades: 4 Reversible Heat-treated 
  • Shredding Knives: 36 
  • Drive Type: Double-Banded Belt 
  • Feed System: Gravity/Self Feed 
  • Weight: 450 lbs. 

    How difficult is it to perform maintenance on the machine?

    Crary® 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 the tractor requirements for these Chippers and Chipper/Shredders?

    The Crary® Bear Cat® 4.5″ Chipper requires a tractor with PTO horsepower ranging from 15 hp to 28 hp. The Crary Bear Cat 5″ Chippers and Chipper/Shredders require a tractor with PTO hp ranging from 25 hp to 45 hp. The Crary Bear Cat 8″ and 9″ Chippers require a tractor with PTO hp ranging from 35 hp to 60 hp.

    What are these Chippers designed for?

    The Crary® 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. 

    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 on composting the material, material is green and stringy or larger than 3/4″ in diameter.

    Will the Chipper fit my tractor?

    The Crary® Bear Cat® Chippers and Chipper/Shredders are designed to fit all Category 1 three-point hitches. Chipper weight and tractor horsepower needs to be taken into consideration. All Chipper models fit Category 1 Quick Hitch. 

    California Consumers: What is California Proposition 65?

    California’s Proposition 65 entitles California consumers to be made aware of products containing certain chemicals above designated threshold levels, enabling them to make informed decisions prior to purchase. WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For additional information visit www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.