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Crary Bear Cat 5" PTO Chipper/Shredder with Blower SC5540B


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Crary BearCat 5-inch PTO Wood Chipper/Shredder/Blower (SC5540B)

Bear Cat SC5540B 5 Inch PTO Chipper/Shredder/Blower Overview

We introduce to you the Crary Bear Cat SC5540B 5 Inch PTO Chipper/Shredder/Blower, this machine is what landscapers, farmers and golf courses trust to clean up, move debris and make mulch.

Constructed with heavy-duty materials and weighing 580 pounds, the SC5540B is engineered for years of dependable service. Its double-banded belt drive ensures a more positive transfer of power, making it a reliable companion for any job site.

Imagine effortlessly clearing up yards, creating mulch, and handling debris with the SC5540B’s manual-feed system that significantly reduces plugging, even with damp material. The dynamically-balanced 145-pound rotor, fitted with 4 reversible chipper blades and 36 shredder knives, transforms your debris into mulch quickly, efficiently, and without hassle. Plus, the convenience of PTO operation means less engine maintenance and more productive uptime for you.

Choose the SC5540B for a cleaner property and seamless mulching experience. Order now and equip your tractor with the Bear Cat SC5540B and watch work become simpler, faster, and more effective.

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

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Crary Bear Cat Chipper/Shredder, 5" 540 PTO w/ Blower Features

  • Robust Construction: Designed for durability, the SC5540B's heavy-duty build ensures longevity and reliability for consistent, long-term use.
  • Efficient Power Transfer: A double-banded belt drive system offers a robust and reliable transfer of power, maximizing productivity.
  • Manual Feed to Reduce Plugging: The manual feed system is perfected to manage even damp materials without plugging, keeping your job smooth and uninterrupted.
  • High-Capacity Rotor: The 20.6″ x 0.75″ thick, 145-pound rotor has 4 reversible chipper blades and 36 shredder knives, designed for dynamic balance, offering effective mulching and debris management.
  • PTO Driven for Ease: Matches perfectly with your existing tractor, reducing the need for additional engine maintenance and keeping your focus on the task at hand.
Chute Opening of Crary Bear Cat SC5540 5 Inch wood Chipper Shredder with Blower

Crary Bear Cat 5-inch PTO Chipper/Shredder/Blower - SC5540B Specs

Manufacturer Crary Bear Cat
Model SC5540B
Product Category PTO Chipper/Shedder/Blower
PTO Input Power Range 25-45 hp
Max Chipping Capacity 5″
Chipper Chute Opening 13″ x 15″
Chipper Chute Throat 4.5″ x 4.5″
Rotor Size/Weight 20.6″ x 0.75″/145 lbs.
L x W x H 49″ x 48″ x 79″
Chipping Blades 4 Reversible Heat-treated
Feed System Gravity/Self Feed
Weight 580 lbs.
Max Shredding Capacity 3/4″
Shredder Chute Opening 13″ x 20″
Shredding Knives 36

Crary® Bear Cat® SC5540B PTO Chipper Shredder's Features in Video

Crary® Bear Cat® SC5540B 5-Inch PTO Chipper Shredder's In Action


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.

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.

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 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 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.

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 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.

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.

Crary Bear Cat Chipper/Shredder, 5" 540 PTO w/ Blower Owner's Manual

If you need more information on the specifications, installation, warranty, etc -- Please check out the Crary Bear Cat Chipper/Shredder, 5" 540 PTO w/ Blower Owner's Manual

Crary Bear Cat Chipper/Shredder, 5" 540 PTO w/ Blower Owner

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