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Crary Bear Cat 5" PTO Chipper CH5540

SKU CH5540
$5,399.00

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Bearcat Crary CH5540 5-inch PTO Wood Chipper

Crary Bear Cat 5" Chipper CH5540 PTO Overview

In search of a robust and reliable solution to manage your wood chipping needs efficiently? Look no further than the Bear Cat CH5540 5-inch PTO Wood Chipper.

Engineered for utility tractors with a 540 rpm PTO, the Bear Cat CH5540 stands out as the pinnacle of American power. This machine is not just any chipper; it's a powerhouse designed to take on the toughest chipping tasks with ease. Whether you're dealing with overgrown branches or clearing debris, this chipper is built to perform.

Imagine a wood chipper equipped with a 140 pounds dynamically balanced steel disc, featuring four reversible chipper blades for maximum durability and performance. The Bear Cat CH5540 offers just that, along with a spacious 28″ x 28″ feed hopper and a 5.6″ x 6.8″ inch chipper throat opening crafted to handle small side limbs effortlessly.

The convenience doesn't end there – enjoy the flexibility of a 360-degree rotating 6″ discharge chute, ensuring that you can direct chips exactly where you need them. All powered by a category 1, 3 point hitch PTO, this chipper is designed with user convenience and maintenance in mind, promising years of reliable service.

Perfect for landscapers, farmers, property owners, and anyone in need of a high-quality chipping solution.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to transform your chipping work with the Crary Bear Cat CH5540 – Add to cart now for FREE SHIPPING!

NOTE – For Use On Tractors with PTO Horsepower Ratings From 25 hp to 45 hp

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Crary Bear Cat 5" CHIPPER 540 PTO - CH5540 Features

  • Powerful Performance: Optimally designed for utility tractors with a 540 rpm PTO.
  • Durability: Features a 20 x 1.25 inch, 140 pounds dynamically balanced steel disc with four reversible chipper blades.
  • Ease of Feeding: A large 28″ x 28″ feed hopper and a 5.6″ x 6.8″ inch chipper throat opening make it simple to chip small side limbs.
  • Versatile Discharge: The 360-degree rotating 6″ discharge chute allows for effective chip management.
  • User Convenience: Equipped with a category 1, 3 point hitch PTO power source and designed for ease of maintenance.
Crary Bear Cat 5" PTO CHIPPER Featuring the huge Chute Opening

Bear Cat CH5540 5-inch PTO Chipper Specs

Manufacturer Crary Bear Cat
Model CH5540
Product Category PTO Chipper
PTO Input Power Range 25-45 hp
Max Chipping Capacity 5″
Chipper Chute Opening 28″ x 28″
Chipper Chute Throat 5.6″ x 6.8″
Rotor Size/Weight 20″ x 1.25″/140 lbs.
L x W x H 50″ x 45″ x 83″
Chipping Blades 4 Reversible Heat-treated
Feed System Gravity/Self Feed
Weight 600 lbs.
Drive Type Double-Banded Belt

Crary Bear Cat 5" CHIPPER 540 PTO - CH5540's Features in Video



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Crary Bearcat CH5540 5-inch PTO Chipper FAQs

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 20 hp to 35 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 9″ Chippers require a tractor with PTO hp ranging from 35 hp to 60 hp. The Crary Bear Cat 9” high horsepower chippers (HP models) require a tractor with PTO hp ranging from 50 hp to 100 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.


Bear Cat CH5540 5-inch PTO Wood Chipper Owner's Manual

If you need more information on the specifications, installation, warranty, etc -- Please check out the Bear Cat CH5540 5-inch PTO Wood Chipper Owner's Manual.

Bear Cat CH5540 5-inch PTO Wood Chipper Owner

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