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.
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Power take off on utility tractors have become a primary source for much of the work around farms, orchards, golf courses, etc. Any place where you need to turn a pile of branches into a pile of chips.
You choose – self feed or hydrostatic hydraulic feed for infinite feed settings – these chippers mount on your three point hitch and hook directly to the PTO for quick setup and power on demand.
The CH8540 boasts a 9-inch maximum capacity and infeed opening. Rotating 360 degrees, the 8-inch round discharge chute gives you accurate control over the flow of chips produced. The 30″ x 1.25″ thick, 275 pound dynamically-balanced disc, adjustable 4-sided anvil, four reversible chipper blades. Plate steel construction means solid performance for hundreds of hours, and maintenance is enhanced by a hinged disc cover that provides wide open access to the chipper blades and disc.
Also available as CH8540XT.
NOTE – For Use On Tractors with PTO Horsepower Ratings From 35 hp to 60 hp
PTO Input Power Range: 35-60 hp
Max Chipping Capacity: 9″ Max capacity and infeed opening
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.