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Crary Bear Cat 5-inch PTO Wood Chipper/Shredder SC5540

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Bearcat (Crary) SC5540 5-inch PTO Wood Chipper/Shredder

Crary Bear Cat 5" PTO Chipper/Shedder SC5540 Overview

Are you tired of your property looking more like a wild jungle than a manicured estate? Transform your land-clearing chores from daunting to done with the power of the Crary® Bear Cat® SC5540 5-inch PTO Wood Chipper/Shredder.

Designed specifically for larger properties and the professionals who nurture them, the SC5540 is not just another garden tool. This beast boasts a 112-pound balanced rotor and four reversible chipper blades renowned for rapidly converting towering piles of tree branches into usable mulch and compost. Enhance the capabilities of your SC5540 further with optional 1-speed or 2-speed blower systems, streamlining your clean-up.

Imagine the satisfaction as you watch mounds of tree debris swiftly dissipate, leaving behind neat piles of mulch exactly where you want them. The optional blower discharge chute offers 360-degree rotation and comes with an adjustable deflector cap, ensuring that precision placement of wood chips directly into a pickup box, trailer, or wagon is not only possible but effortlessly simple. With the SC5540, what was once a weekend's worth of manual labor turns into hours of productive clean-up, allowing you more time to enjoy the landscapes you love.

Whether you're a landscaper, a passionate farmer, or a professional arborist, don't wait any longer. Get yours today with 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/Shedder PTO - SC5540 Features

  • 112 Pound Balanced Rotor: Ensures powerful and consistent chipping performance, turning large branches into mulch with ease.
  • 4 Reversible Chipper Blades: Doubles the lifespan of the chippering capacity, making it a cost-effective solution for landscaping needs.
  • Optional Blower Systems (1-speed or 2-speed): Offers versatility in material disposal, allowing for precise placement of wood chips.
  • 360-Degree Rotating Chute with Adjustable Deflector Cap: Provides complete control over where the chips land, making cleanup or mulching tasks simpler and more efficient.
  • Well-Suited for Landscapers, Garden Enthusiasts, and Professional Arborists: Designed to handle the demands of larger properties and professional-grade landscaping projects.
Side view of Crary Bear Cat 5" PTO Wood Chipper/Shredder

Crary Bear Cat SC5540 5-inch PTO Chipper/Shedder Specs

Manufacturer Crary Bear Cat
Model SC5540
Product Category PTO Chipper/Shedder
PTO Input Power Range 25-45 hp
Max Chipping Capacity 5″
Chipper Chute Opening 13″ x 13″
Chipper Chute Throat 7.4″ x 11.3″
Rotor Size/Weight 19″ x 0.75″/112 lbs.
L x W x H 43″ x 43″ x 44″
Chipping Blades 4 Reversible Heat-treated
Feed System Gravity/Self Feed
Weight 450 lbs.
Drive Type Double-Banded Belt
Shredder Chute Opening 20″ x 30″

Crary Bear Cat 5" PTO Chipper/Shedder - CH5540's Features in Video

Crary Bear Cat 5" PTO CHIPPER/SHREDDER - SC5540's Video in Action

Crary Bearcat SC5540 5-inch Chipper/Shredder 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 SC5540 5-inch PTO Wood Chipper/Shedder Owner's Manual

If you need more information on the specifications, installation, warranty, etc -- Please check out the Bear Cat SC5540 5-inch PTO Wood Chipper/Shedder Owner's Manual

Bear Cat SC5540 5-inch PTO Wood Chipper/Shedder Owner

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