SC5540B

Crary Bear Cat SC5540B Chipper Shredder in action

SC5540B

5-inch PTO Chipper/Shredder/Blower

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 $4,699.00

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.

Get the job done and into the truck quickly and easily with the SC5540B! Heavy-duty construction, the SC5540B PTO 3-point hitch Chipper/Shredder weighs 720 pounds – this means years of dependable service. The double-banded belt drive gives a more positive transfer of power. 

A great machine to move from job to job, the SC5540B is the machine landscapers and golf courses trust to clean up, move debris and make mulch. A manual-feed Chipper/Shredder without a screen reduces plugging, especially with damp material. The 20.6″ x 0.75″ thick, 145-pound dynamically-balanced rotor is equipped with 4 reversible chipper blades and 36 shredder knives. 

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: 13″ x 20″
  • Rotor Size/Weight: 20.6″ x 0.75″/145 lbs. 
  • L x W x H: 49″ x 48″ x 79″ 

Chipper/Shredder/Blower 

  • Chipping Blades: 4 Reversible Heat-treated 
  • Shredding Knives: 36 
  • Drive Type: Double-Banded Belt 
  • Feed System: Gravity/Self Feed 
  • Weight: 720 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.