brush hog work.

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by pea, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. pea

    pea LawnSite Member
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    What tractor should I get to do brush hogging jobs? I want something with enough power but small enough I can haul it easy?
  2. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This depends on a number of things, like how much money do you want to spend, and how do you plan to haul your machine? You should plan on at least a full size PU with a tandem axle trailer. Bigger machines will work faster, but of course they cost more, and may require a bigger truck and trailer. My tractor is only 18 hp with a 42" brush hog. It will cut anything the bigger ones will, just not as fast.
  3. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
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    Exactly what hose jockey said. As long as the brush hog is matched to the tractor, they all do about the same. I have a 21hp kubota with a 48" brush hog. Never a problem with it.
  4. pea

    pea LawnSite Member
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    Ok, thanks for the infor.


    FULTRTL LawnSite Member
    from 70526
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    I have a Kubota L3010 with a 5ft brush cutter on does a great job. you can get one Kubota BX series with a 4ft cutter and 4 wheel drive for about $6500.00 that would handle most anything you do.
  6. bbhlawn

    bbhlawn LawnSite Member
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    I have a Kubota BX1500 with a loader and all sorts of 3 point attachements. Just keep in mind if you are going to buy a small compact tractor get 4 wheel drive. The older 2 wheel drive are cheaper, but you'll spend alot of time wishing you had bought the 4 wheel drive.

    I learned the hard way.
  7. blublazes

    blublazes LawnSite Member
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    yeah, get the 4wd, it will really come in handy even though you might not think it would benefit you. We have a New Holland TC 40D with loader and a 72" bush hog, I have to use a gooseneck to haul it but thats no biggie for me, just make sure you can haul what you buy safely with the vehicle you have

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