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Old 06-30-2014, 07:37 PM
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I've done brush cutting before with a rented machine. I won't do anything that tall with my mowers.
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Old 06-30-2014, 10:44 PM
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Make sure you have extra shear pins for the bushog. I went through about five cutting my property. Hit a bunch of old railroad ties that once were used as fence posts. If using a mower bring an extra deck belt as I smoked mine on my finish mower.
Never seen a Bush hog that has Shear pins You must have a Cheap O
All ones I have used and seen has a Slip Clutch
Like mine its tire driven Its a Sidewinder
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:45 AM
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I think every manufacturer has models that come standard with a shear pin, and you can upgrade to a slip clutch. My Rhino 172 can be bought in either configuration. I got a slip clutch on mine.
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:46 AM
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Never seen a Bush hog that has Shear pins You must have a Cheap O
All ones I have used and seen has a Slip Clutch
Like mine its tire driven Its a Sidewinder
My Deere has shear pin. I prefer it over the clutch
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:21 AM
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My Deere has shear pin. I prefer it over the clutch
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I was right Cheap O but with a high price green paint
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:57 AM
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Never seen a Bush hog that has Shear pins You must have a Cheap O
All ones I have used and seen has a Slip Clutch
Like mine its tire driven Its a Sidewinder
You can get them either way. Of course the clutch costs a few hundred more and if you don't do the maintenance on them the clutch can freeze up. So shear pins are not all that bad. Now that my property is clear of junk I have not broke one mowing the fields.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:23 AM
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I was right Cheap O but with a high price green paint
Have a bush hog brand with a shear pin as well

Clutches rob power imo
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Old 07-01-2014, 02:25 PM
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These are all great tips. Especially how to price these. Everyone is a little different. My old employer would charge 1.5x regular for anything up to 1 ft tall. 2x after that. And more for if its over 3 ft tall. But these properties would only be mowed if they wanted to set up a maintenance contract after.

I am planning on buying a walk behind brush hog for these types of lawns. I've never used one so perhaps I will rent first.
Recommendations WB trimmer mower or WB brush hog?

Thanks!
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:46 PM
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I don't always mow overgrown lawns.....
but when I do I try to sub it out (to Mr I just bought a new zero turn and will do any job offered) and then take over the maintenance from there.....
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:31 PM
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I am planning on buying a walk behind brush hog for these types of lawns. I've never used one so perhaps I will rent first.
Recommendations WB trimmer mower or WB brush hog?

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I have an old Bachtold walk behind. I don't think they make them anymore, but the thing is dead simple and bulletproof. If you can get your hands on one for cheap I highly recommend it.

If you want new, I like DR equipment. They have walk behind string trimmers (have one, works well, though not as fast as the brush hog) and bladed brush hogs (never used one, but never had a problem with other products from them). Besides, the company's from my home state. Support my local economy please.
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