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Old 07-04-2012, 02:46 PM
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Walk behind brushcutters

I'm considering buying a used walkbehind brush cutter or maybe even a new one, I've been doing a lot of cleanouts this year and have been renting them from HD but would rather own one than rent one, I don't really like the billygoats that HD has, what other ones would you recommend?
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:17 PM
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I own the bigger D R brushmower, with a 30" deck and a 17hp kaw engine. I use it around my own property and for commercial use. It has held up very well. I also have the snow blade attachment for it.

I researched and demoed many of the other wb brushmowers. They all had their positives and negatives. I thought the giant vac/snapper mower was very well built. The billy goat seemed decent also but underpowered. I chose the D R over similar brushmowers for 3 reasons.

1. The kaw engine, always had good luck with these. Alot more power than the engines on some of the others

2. A pivoting deck. A nice feature to have around ditches.

3. The ability to attach a grader blade to it. I use it for snow and other loose material. It is nice to have another use for this machine.

Try to find a used one if possible, new ones will set you back. I scoured the internet for months until I found mine. I drove 3 states away but got a sweetheart deal. The previous owner bought it brand new and used it to clear out some property around his estate. It was practically brand new.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:19 PM
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I'm considering buying a used walkbehind brush cutter or maybe even a new one, I've been doing a lot of cleanouts this year and have been renting them from HD but would rather own one than rent one, I don't really like the billygoats that HD has, what other ones would you recommend?
A friend of mine has a Brush Blazer for small hard to get to places where he can't use his Aebi unit.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:41 PM
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I really like the DR one, guess I will start my search for a used one.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:49 PM
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Little Wonder makes a nice bush cutter. I don't have any experience with it. We have 3 little wonder blowers and there products hold up great.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:17 PM
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Get a BCS tiller with the cycle bar attachment.

I think you can get a rotor brush cutter attachment for it also.

Pricey unit, but should give you years or service.


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Old 07-07-2012, 02:48 PM
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[QUOTE=White Gardens;4464210]Get a BCS tiller with the cycle bar attachment.

I think you can get a rotor brush cutter attachment for it also.

Pricey unit, but should give you years or service.


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I think the Dr has it all over the BCS .You want the grass and brush chopped up,,not just cut at the base.The sickle bar will plug with the knotty stuff and will not cut brush..Had my Dr since 1998 ----beat the snot out of it and runs great still.
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:12 PM
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I think the Dr has it all over the BCS .You want the grass and brush chopped up,,not just cut at the base.The sickle bar will plug with the knotty stuff and will not cut brush..Had my Dr since 1998 ----beat the snot out of it and runs great still.
My whole point is the versatility of a BCS for exceeds a DR hands down.

I can write a list a mile long of all the attachments you can get for the BCS or Grillo tillers.

If it wasn't for the versatility and attachments for my mini-skid, I'd probably have a BCS tiller at my disposal.

http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=...%20attachments

They even make a mini round hay baler for them. It's amazing what those walk-behinds can do.

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I'm considering buying a used walkbehind brush cutter or maybe even a new one, I've been doing a lot of cleanouts this year and have been renting them from HD but would rather own one than rent one, I don't really like the billygoats that HD has, what other ones would you recommend?
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:37 PM
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When I was researching all of the wb brushmowers, I went and looked at BCS. The cost was beyond what I was willing to spend and I did not have much use for the other attachments. I was also concerned about having only 11 HP for clearing out thick brush and saplings. It is all about what fits your need and what price point you want to be at.
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