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Crary Bear Cat CH45540 4.5-inch PTO Chipper

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Crary BearCat CH45540 4.5-inch PTO Wood Chipper

Crary Bear Cat 4.5" Chipper CH45540 PTO Overview

Unleash unparalleled chipping capability with the Crary® Bear Cat® CH45540, a powerhouse PTO wood chipper designed for your compact tractor. Merging robust construction with innovative technology, this chipper sets the new standard for efficiency and durability in outdoor power equipment.

Crafted from heavy-duty, 7-gauge steel, the Bear Cat CH45540 stands the test of time, effortlessly handling the rigorous demands of homeowners, DIY enthusiasts, farmers, and landscapers alike. The heart of this machine is its 14" x 1" thick, 49-pound dynamically-balanced rotor, which carries two reversible heat-treated blades, ensuring consistent, superior chipping performance.

Maximize your productivity with the CH45540’s cantilever mounted rotor design — a thoughtful feature that significantly reduces wrapping of wet, stringy wood types. Furthermore, the double-banded belt drive system ensures maximum power transfer, letting you chip more in less time. For added convenience, an optional 4" x 4.5" truckloading discharge chute with deflector cap is available, making chip collection seamless and efficient, directing debris precisely where you need it.

Elevate your land management tasks and experience the pinnacle of chipping efficiency. Order now with FREE SHIPPING and make the Bear Cat CH45540 your go-to tool for all your chipping needs.

NOTE – For Use On Tractors with PTO Horsepower Ratings From 20 hp to 35 hp.

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Crary Bear Cat 4.5" PTO Chipper - CH45540 Features

  • Durability: Crafted with heavy-duty, 7-gauge steel to withstand the toughest jobs.
  • Powerful Performance: Features a 14" x 1" thick, dynamically-balanced rotor, ensuring efficient operation with two reversible, heat-treated chipper blades for continuous, reliable service.
  • Innovative Design: The cantilever mounted rotor reduces wrapping and clogging, especially with wet, stringy wood, maximizing uptime.
  • Efficiency: Driven by a double-banded belt for optimal power transfer and performance.
  • Convenience: Optional truckloading discharge chute enhances chip management, facilitating easy collection and disposal.
  • Versatile Compatibility: An ideal match for compact tractors, meeting the diverse needs of homeowners, DIY enthusiasts, farmers, and landscapers.
Crary Bear Cat 4.5" PTO Chipper for efficient wood chipping with large capacity.

Crary Bear Cat CH45540 4.5-inch PTO Chipper Specs

Manufacturer Crary Bear Cat
Model CH45540
Product Category PTO Chipper
PTO Input Power Range 20 – 35 hp
Max Chipping Capacity 4.5″
Chipper Chute Opening 13″ x 15″
Chipper Chute Throat 4.5″ x 4.5″
Rotor Size/Weight Cantilevered 14″ x 1″ / 49 lbs.
L x W x H 13″ x 20″
Chipping Blades Double-Banded Belt
Feed System Gravity/Self Feed
Weight 580 lbs.

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Crary BearCat CH45540 4.5-inch PTO Chipper FAQs

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Crary Bear Cat CH45540 4.5-inch PTO Wood Chipper Owner's Manual

If you need more information on the specifications, installation, warranty, etc -- Please check out the 2023 Bear Cat CH45540 4.5-inch PTO Wood Chipper

Owner's Manual

2023 Bear Cat CH45540 4.5-inch PTO Wood Chipper Owner

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