4-inch Chipper


Crary® Bear Cat® engineers and manufactures the strongest lineup of towable Chippers right here in the USA. With a wide range of models, there is sure to be one that fits your needs. On top of this is a bestinclass warranty.  

MSRP $2,799.00

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.

With the powerful Crary® Bear Cat® FC400 Chipper, taking care of tree limbs and prunings is quick and simple. The FC400 is well balanced with a convenient handle and 10” foam filled tires for easy yard maneuvering.

The insides include a factory balanced, 37 lb, 15.25” diameter rotor and is easy to maintain and service. Powered by a trusted engine from Briggs & Stratton®, the 420cc kicks out 13 HP of power.

With a 4″ chipping capacity, the FC400 Chipper is the perfect all-around machine ready to go to work for you.


  • Make: Briggs & Stratton® XR Professional Series
  • Starter Type: Recoil
  • Displacement: 420cc
  • Gross HP*: 13

*Horsepower rating based on Engine Manufacturer at time of manufacture


  • Chute Opening: 9.85″ x 9.85″ diamond opening
  • Chute Throat: 4.5” x 5.1″
  • Rotor Size/Weight: Cantilevered 15.25″ x 5/8″/37 lbs.
  • Chipping Blades: 4 Reversible Heat-treated
  • Drive Type: 4L Matched Belts
  • Feed System: Gravity/Self Feed


  • Max Chipping Capacity: 4” Max capacity and infeed opening
  • L x W x H: 42” x 49” x 35”
  • Weight: 228 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 type of Chippers are available?

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

    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.


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