Opinions on brushcutting/land clearing
Yeah they seem like they're well built. Some people have said they can take down a 10" tree if the machine is powerful enough. Not sure if that's beyond it's capabilities but I think it'd be a good mower to start out with regardless.
Yeah I get what you are saying as far as growing into the machine. Right now I'm still trying to figure out if it'd be worth having a go at it and if I'd be able to keep the machine somewhat busy from April to thru November with dirt work, landscaping, mowing, demo, etc along with snow removal. otherwise I have a skid steer I can use but with any amount of mowing I can see myself going thru tires on it.