8-inch Vacuum Shredder


A Crary® Bear Cat® Vacuum Shredder makes cleanup fun. Leaves, grass and other light debris is picked up and broken down as efficiently as possible. Plus, the large commercial grade steel ribbed hose allows for high amounts of debris to be cleaned up quickly.

MSRP $4,109.00

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.

The Crary® Bear Cat® DL8, 8-inch vacuum shredder and debris loader, makes leaf and yard debris removal an easy one-man operation. It’s powered by a 420cc Briggs & Stratton® engine. Easy recoil start, low fuel consumption and low emissions are just a few benefits of this powerful and reliable engine.

The DL8 is designed with a 360 degree rotating discharge chute. It features a heavy steel impeller fan with serrated blades for superior and a CFM greater than 3500. The 12-foot heavy duty intake hose is designed with a lightweight aluminum handle, which allows for easy maneuverability and decreases operator fatigue. There are a number of accessories to choose from which include a 4-foot flexible horizontal discharge chute extension and 16” vertical discharge extension.

Crary Bear Cat Cat Claws™ add extra shredding power to our dominant lineup of Vacuum Shredders and Debris Loaders. Engineered with additional cutting points and serrated blades to provide extra shredding. This added reduction of material provides more handling efficiency, whether picking up and blowing material into a trailer, truck bed, or on the ground. The DL8 has a 12:1 debris reduction ratio.

CE compliant model available.


  • Make: Briggs & Stratton® XR Pro
  • Gross HP*: 13
  • Displacement: 420cc
  • Starter Type: Recoil
  • Drive: Direct

*Horsepower rating based on Engine Manufacturer at time of manufacture

Debris Loader

  • Intake Diameter: 8″
  • Hose Length: 12′
  • Fan Size: Serrated 4-Blade/16″
  • Max CFM: 3,500


  • L x W x H: 42″ x 29″ x 52.5″
  • Weight: 315 lbs.


  • Mount Type: Receiver

    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 much reduction of debris will I get?

    There is a 12:1 volume ratio reduction. The Vacuum Shredder is designed to effectively load leaves, grass, or other light debris from the ground to a vehicle collection bin.

    Is there a rental application for this machine?

    Yes. Commercial landscapers and yard care people will have a seasonal need for this piece of equipment.

    What is the application for the Vacuum Shredder?

    The Vacuum Shredder is used for commercial or municipal pickup of leaves, grass, or other light debris.

    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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