CH5540H 5 Inch PTO Chipper

If a 5 inch PTO chipper is what you need, Bear Cat has just the right machine for you.
Built Bear Cat tough, yet compact in design, this 5 inch chippers will handle your green waste recycling problems.

The CH5540H comes equipped with a 20 x 1.25 inch, 140 pounds dynamically balanced steel disc with four reversible chipper blades, easy feeding with a big 27" x 28" feed hopper and a 5.5" x 7" chipper opening that defies small side limbs, 360 degrees rotating 6" discharge chute. The power source is category 1, 3 point hitch.

The model has been popular in large avocado orchards because of its speed, reliability and performance. It is also a popular option for olive orchards as the powerful hydraulic feed roller can generally break any side limbs basically eliminating the need for much pruning. Farms and large lifestyle blocks with a lot of green waste have found this unit a winner as it produces a very small consistent size chip which is ideal for calf bedding or composting.

Ideally suited for use on tractors with PTO Horsepower ratings from 25hp–45hp. However they have also been a popular option on tractors with hp ratings up to 100hp. (Machine comes set up with Cat 1 pins)

Chipper Capacity (in) 5
L x W x H (in) 94 x 40 x 93
Weight (lbs) 980
Chipper Disc (in) 20 x 1.25/140 turns at 2040rpm
Hydraulic Feed Yes
Chipper Blades 4 reversible steel blades with 4 sided adjustable anvil
Feed Opening (in) 5.5 x 7
Chipper Disc Weight (lbs) 140
PTO HP Required 25–45 HP
PTO Capable Yes
Drive Belt Two Single
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What are the tractor requirements for these chippers and chipper/shredders?

The ECHO Bear Cat 5" chippers and chipper/shredders require a tractor with PTO hp ranging from 25hp to 45hp. The ECHO Bear Cat 8" and 9" chippers require a tractor with PTO hp ranging from 35hp to 60hp.

When do I buy a chipper powered by a tractor Power Take Off (PTO) vs. an engine-driven unit?

If you own a tractor, and you are bringing the material to a collection site, a PTO chipper is a smart economic choice.

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 buy a manual feed machine?

If you have an infrequent need for a chipper and time is not a factor, a manual feed machine will fit your needs well.

When should I rent instead of buying a chipper?

Rent the machine if you have a very limited or unique job.

Will the chipper fit my tractor?

The ECHO Bear Cat chippers and chipper/shredders are designed to fit all category one (CAT1) three point hitches. Chipper weight and tractor hp should be taken into consideration.

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