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.
The Crary® Bear Cat® CH45540 is the perfect match for your compact tractor. It’s built with heavy-duty, 7-gauge steel. The 14″ x 1″ thick, 49 pound dynamically-balanced rotor utilizes two reversible heat-treated chipper blades and is driven by a double-banded belt for maximum power transfer. The cantilever mounted rotor design helps reduce wrapping while chipping wet, stringy wood types.
Also available is an optional 4″ x 4.5″ truckloading discharge chute with deflector cap. This optional chute directs the chips and raises the discharge of chips into the trailer or back of a pickup.
NOTE – For Use On Tractors with PTO Horsepower Ratings From 15 hp to 28 hp
CE compliant model available.
PTO Input Power Range: 15-28 hp
Max Chipping Capacity: 4.5″
Chipper Chute Opening: 13″ x 15″
Chipper Chute Throat: 4.5″ x 4.5″
Rotor Size/Weight: Cantilevered 14″ x 1″ / 49 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.