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brush hogs

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kev-lawn, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. kev-lawn

    kev-lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    Just wondering what a brush hog costs, what size saplings can they cut through, what brands are best? I know that is a lot of questions but any help would be great. Thanks!
  2. Todd's lawncare

    Todd's lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from P.A
    Posts: 548

    can get for 200 but a good one goes for 500 and up dont know brands so can't help there but we did a feial and had alot of smal trees about 1" cut them fine
  3. wanabe

    wanabe LawnSite Senior Member
    from So. IL
    Posts: 943

    The last woods 72" bushhog that we got was arround 1500. It will mow anything you can fold under. Biggest I have cut was about 3 inches.
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    I have a John Deere brush cutter. Its served me well so far. Many many brands out there. Start at about $500 new for cheap ones and go up to about as much as you want to spend.
  5. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    There are many good brands of Bushog's. Some of the cheaper ones are King Kutter, Howse, Grizzly and Big Bee to name a few. Some of the better more expensive ones are Bushog brand, Woods, Rhino, M&W, JD, Modern, and Bush-whacker are some better ones. For a 5' your looking at $500 and up.
  6. yard sloth

    yard sloth LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    is a bush hog the mower that hooks up behind a farm tractor?
  7. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    It sure is.
  8. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,664

    I just bought a new Rhino, SE6 for $1250.00. It is a 6" model, and very well built. The SE is their medium-duty line, as I would call it. They do have a heavier series, but I don't need to shred trees or real thick brush.
    Those cheap priced machines will begin to self destruct after just a short time. Stick with one of the major name brands like Bush Hog, Rhino, Modern, or Woods.
  9. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Posts: 7,879

    "Bushhog" brand has one called the "Bull". The gearbox looks like it would knock down 6" in diameter saplings. Bushogging is kind of up and down in demand for me or I would buy it. If I get a huge job that is steady, I will definitely buy a 6 foot Bull :)
  10. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    Brown (same guys who make the Bed edger trench master) makes one that will cut 5 inch trees.

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