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Discussion in 'Tractors' started by amobcp, Aug 28, 2004.
just wondering how many calls you lawn guys get for bush hog work.
I have had five calls in the last 3 weeks. The last one I just finished was a 30 acre piece of commercial property that was for sale. This week I am going to look at some dairy pasture a couple just bought, and want cleared. I do bushhogging to fill in when mowing slows down in late summer.
Around here there're a lot of abandoned farms that the city folk are buying. I found that in very high (3'+) conditions, using a hay mower first saved time. The rotary cutter pushes the grass over so it doesn't get cut short and you have to go over it again anyway. Saplings, multi-flora rose and burdock just pop back up with one side shaved. I used a disc mower that let me run in 6th or 7th gear, then, if they wanted the stuff shredded so it decomposes faster, ran a rotary or flail mower over it. The disc mower will take out saplings maybe an inch thick.
I BushHog about 30 hours a month along with my reguler moweing. but i dont get many new calls for bush hog work, i just have contracts that are year round for it