View Full Version : Brush-Brush-Brush..uggg..next time I'll

09-17-2009, 08:13 PM
I just got done taking down a brush area about 12-15ft deep and 40+ feet wide..by hand sickle and chainsaw. It was so over-grown you could bury your hand infront of you. ground un-even with huge stumps buried in the mess. tree sprouts all over besides grape bushes..kackleberry and who knows what else. NOW..my question. What should I use if ever again? I know first answer should be younger able body..but If I do it? I think brush Hog of some sort you push..but with stuff I ran into..and un-even ground..don't think it would roll well. Oh..forgot..also buried in the mess..6 - 2"x10ft poles and bundle of chainlink..roof racks,ect..I do have a Stihl FS85 (or might be 80) that has bicycle bars and a huge head with 3- brush blades and 2 strings..would that have done it? Quite alot of 3/4" branches sprouting from stumps thou. What do I use? (fire is not a option) Thanks- Geno

09-17-2009, 08:15 PM
Bid it high and grab some hispanic labor....that's what I'd use.

John deer Z
09-17-2009, 09:01 PM
Bid it high and grab some hispanic labor....that's what I'd use.

I just did some of that myself but I usually under bid those kind of jobs . because after I get into them I usually find out there was a whole lot more than meets the Eye! I am going to start bidding them way high so if I get them it will be worth all the pain!!

09-17-2009, 09:10 PM
I would not take a bushog into that kind of mess you wold kill it the chain link alone would have burnt out the clutch. with a mess like this you just need a good weed eater (brand of your choice as long as it is commercial grade) with blades no string and a chainsaw and a couple of workers (just be sure thay have green cards)

09-17-2009, 09:26 PM
I'd drag it with a Bobcat equiped with claw bucket.

09-17-2009, 10:19 PM
Skid loader with a bush hog or flail mower.

I made one for my skid loader out of an old 5 foot bush hog.

09-18-2009, 12:13 AM
I bought a DR commercial model brushog with a 17HP Kaw engine and 30" cut with a pivoting deck. It would of went through with what you described. This machine has almost paid for itself in a short amount time. I charge anywhere from $60- $100 an hour depending on the difficulty level of the job. I am starting to get good at estimating these types of jobs now. I just did a job with a very steep embankment and it went up it with little effort. The finished product is alot better than a trimmer, because it mulches the growth up, instead of just laying it down. With all of the lowballers out there mowing lawns, it is nice to offer a service that I can charge top dollar for.

09-18-2009, 12:48 AM


09-21-2009, 04:31 PM
This would have worked good too.

BCL Services
09-21-2009, 05:58 PM
That timberax is bad a$$. Looks like fun.