SC5720B 5 Inch Chipper/Shredder/Blower

The SC5720B chipper/shredder/blower is powered by a 720cc Subaru EH engine. The 121 lb. rotor turns 2000 rpm at full throttle. This chipper/shredder uses four reversible chipping blades and thirty-six shredding knives to provide the most efficient method of turning branches and leaves into nutrient rich, user ready product.

ECHO Bear Cat chipper/shredders use heat-treated chipping blades and shredding knives. The thirty-six serrated edge shredding knives utilize a staggered pattern on the rotor shafts to maximize processing performance.

The SC5720B discharges processed material through a 360 degree rotational discharge tube. This truckloading feature is accomplished with integrated rotor blower paddles which "blow" the processed material through the discharge tube. Processed material size from the SC5720B is controlled by a unique screenless shredder system. The screenless system controls the amount of air flow to the housing and rotor. Less air = more time material stays in housing and is processed smaller before being discharged; More air = larger processed material and more readily discharged.

L x W x H (in)
92 x 52 x 92
Weight (lbs) 930
Screen Capable no
Chipper/Shredder Size (in) 5
Chipper Blades
4 reversible heat treated steel chipper blades
with 12 reversible shredder flails
Feed System Gravity/Self Feed
Hopper (in) 13 x 18
Displacement 720cc
Drive Belt Double-Banded
Start Type Electric Start
Make Subaru EH
Fuel Capacity 9 gallons
Blade _Kit _72493 Gas trachometer
Blade Kit 72493 Gas Tachometer

How long will the chipper blades last on my chipper/shredder?

Depending on the type of wood, age and cleanliness, chipper blades will work well for between five and ten hours. Dry, dirty wood will dull the blades faster.

What are the chippers designed for?

The ECHO Bear Cat chipper is designed to effectively reduce the volume of wood, branches, and other organic material.

What is the maximum size of material will these machines chip or shred?

The ECHO Bear Cat 2" chipper/shredder will chip up to 2"and shred up to 3/4" diameter material. The ECHO Bear Cat 3" chipper/shredders will chip up to 3" and shred up to 3/4" diameter material. The ECHO Bear Cat 5" chipper/shredder will chip up to 5" and shred up to 3/4" diameter material.

When should I chip?

If you don’t plan composting the material, material is green and stringy or larger than 3/4" in diameter.

When should I shred?

If you plan on composting or if the material is smaller than 3/4", use the shredder. Shredding is also an efficient way to reduce the volume of leaves or prunings.

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