Heavy duty trimmers...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by allstar, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. allstar

    allstar LawnSite Senior Member
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    Recently purchased a tractor and rotary cutter and have been doing some bush hogging jobs.There are always some areas inaccessible to the tractor which have to be done by hand;I use my trimmer,a JD XT140.This is a pretty good trimmer,probably middle-of-the-line as far as size is concerned,but cutting through heavy stuff is a bit slow.Sometimes I use a blade.I've thought about renting a WB brush remover,too,but that would increase my expenses another hundred bucks or so.
    Any recommendations as far as trimmers are concerned?Thanks in advance.
    Jim
     
  2. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,116

    What is your budget? Stihl makes a clearing trimmer for this purpose, I've never seen one in person but they look pretty impressive. Check their website, I think it's www.stihlusa.com
     
  3. IMPACT

    IMPACT LawnSite Member
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    That Stihl runs about 1K+. If you are going to do a lot of brush work, a clearing saw is a good piece of equipment to own. I think they are capable of cutting 4" diameter growth.. Do a search on LS, and there was a guy here that ran these beasts, and you can see what he said about them.
     
  4. allstar

    allstar LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 282

    I'm about "budgeted out" for this year but could probably scrape together a little bit more.I haven't priced any Stihl trimmers but the nice JD's are in the $500 range,I think.I do like Stihl products,though,so I'll see if I can locate that trimmer on their website.Thanks.
     

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