3 inch Chipper/Shredder - Model SC3342

Big power, big results!

Solid, welded construction, strong motor mounts, large loading hoppers and large chipper chutes are some of the features you'll come to appreciate with this line of mid and full sized chipper/shredders.

Two reversible chipping blades and 8 double hammer flails are the most efficient method of reducing debris.

Add an optional blower so you can direct the flow of chips and debris into your pickup box or a trailer.

Serrated reversible shredding knives are the best in the industry, with a history of performance that surpasses flat hammers in cutting stubborn debris. Bear Cat shredders use a staggered pattern to give better performance.


  • Blower With 2-Blade Fan; 4 inch Discharge Tube; Adjustable Cap (P/N 70251)*
  • Leaf Tamper (P/N 70089)
  • Weatherproof Kit (P/N 70093)
  • .375 inch Screen (P/N 76202-12)
  • .75 inch Screen (P/N 76204-12)
  • Wet Debris Screen (P/N 76206-12)
  • Debris Bag (P/N 17854)
  • 2-Wheel Tow Hitch (P/N 77000-00)*
*The Blower (P/N 70251) and 2-Wheel Tow Hitch (P/N 77000-00) cannot be combined together on the same machine.



Chipper Capacity (in) 3
L x W x H (in) 40 x 22 x 46
Wheel Base (in) 24
Weight (lbs) 263
Make Briggs & Stratton OHV
Displacement 342cc
Start Type Recoil
Fuel Capacity 1 Gallon
Chipper Blades 2 Reversible
Double Hammer Flails 8
Hopper Opening 12 x 22
Chipper Disc Weight (lbs) 29
Homeowner 2 Year
Commercial 1 Year

FAQFrequently Asked Questions

What are these machines designed for?

The ECHO Bear Cat chipper/shredders are designed to effectively reduce the volume of
wood, leaves, and other organic material.

When should I chip?

If you don’t plan on recycling the material, use the chipper. Also use the chipper if the material
is green and stringy.

When should I shred?

If you plan on using the material for compost use the shredder. Shredding is an efficient way
to reduce the volume of leaves or prunings.

How long will the chipper blades last?

Depending on the type of wood, age and cleanliness, chipper blades will work well for between
five and ten hours. Dry, dirty wood will dull the blades faster.

How big of a branch will these machines chip?

The ECHO Bear Cat 3” chipper/shredder will chip a branch or bundle of branches up to
3” in diameter. The ECHO Bear Cat 5” chipper/shredder will chip a branch or bundle of
branches up to 5” in diameter.

How many debris screens are available?

There are 4 debris screens that are available. The 1.5” is the standard screen and the
other 3 screens that are available as accessories are: .375”, .75”, and a wet debris screen.

Are these screens for all chipper/shredder models?

The debris screens are available for all models except two models. Both the SC5540B and
SC5670B have five shredder settings that are regulated by an adjustable gate, which controls

How can I get pricing information?

Your nearest dealer can provide you with product and price info. You can find your nearest
dealer by accessing the dealer locator button at this link: Dealer Locator

Crary Industries, Inc. · West Fargo, ND · 800.247.7335