CH9540H 9 Inch PTO Chipper

The CH9540H is really the flagship model of the Bear Cat PTO range. You will see many of these on orchards around New Zealand, especially in the larger avocado orchards. It is also very popular with farmers as it allows them to stop burning their wood waste and instead transform it into valuable calf bedding or garden mulch. Some commercial contractors have even favoured this model as it is half the price of an engine powered equivalent.

The unit can handle logs up to 9" in diameter and is plenty powerful enough to snap off tough side branches. The chipper has a smart feed system which detects if the tractors engine revs are dropping too low and cuts the feed roller off until it has recovered, then resumes feeding again. It also has a 'Try Again' system; when a log jams, it will automatically reverse the log back then try re-feeding it.

Rotating 360 degrees, the 8 inch round discharge chute gives you accurate control over the flow of chips produced. Inside the chipper is a 30 x 1" thick, dynamically balanced disc that weighs 275 pounds. The disc has 4 reversible chipper blades and cuts against an adjustable 4-sided anvil. The feed roller on the CH9540H is 15" in diameter, containing 10 knife blades for enhanced, powerful feeding. A hydraulic jack is mounted on the hydraulic feed system for ease of maintenance. 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.

This chipper comes standard with Cat 1 pins which are best suited to tractors with Horsepower ratings from 35hp–60hp. For tractors larger than this please let us know before we come to demonstrate the unit as we will need to adjust the machine to suit Cat 2 pins.

Chipper Capacity (in) 9
L x W x H (in) 93 x 80 x 90
Weight (lbs) 1300
Chipper Disc (in) 30 x 1.25/275 turns at 1500rpm
Hydraulic Feed Yes
Chipper Blades 4 reversible steel blades with 4 sided adjustable anvil
Hopper 30.5 x 31
Chipper Disc Weight (lbs) 275
PTO HP Required 35–60 HP
PTO Capable Yes
Drive Belt Triple Banded
Chipper low profile side discharge  OptionsAccessories
Chipper Low Profile Side Discharge  Fine Chip Rotor Kit





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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