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Bobcat w/ brush hog Question!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tjcezar, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. tjcezar

    tjcezar LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 237

    I am looking for the productivity for a bobcat with a brush hog attachment.
    Has anyone used one that could give me some input. I am looking at a job of about 1200' x 50' of heavy brush, briars and small saplings and am trying to get an idea of how long this will take me. The area is right above a creak so the ground is pretty slimey. I was thinking of using my L3400 Kubota (30hp) with 5' brush hog but might make more of a mess, also I have some very large steep banks that need to be brush hogged and if I get a bobcat track loader I would be able to do them as well.
     
  2. tjcezar

    tjcezar LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 237

    I am trying to but cannot attach a pic (how do I do this) of a bank that needs cut. It is approx. 5800' long and ranges from 50' - 30'. Pretty steep too. Any help? Suggestions? $?
     
  3. jmurphy

    jmurphy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    Try posting this in the Heavy Equipment section, you may get more replies there.
     
  4. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,964

    Here's what you need. It's a brushblazer from Peco.
    A steep bank should be cut by hand.

    Peco pics 004.jpg
     
  5. tjcezar

    tjcezar LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 237

    That is exactly what I need. I just haven,t seen anything like that at any of our rental places.
     
  6. elmo1537

    elmo1537 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    Once you use a brushhog with skid steer you will never go back. They are second to none. I am not quite sure if you want to use it on very steep incline because although the skid will probably climb it you can easily roll one over very quickly and speaking from the voice of experience you dont want to roll one over.
     
  7. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,206

    If you are worried about pitch or traction along the edge of the creek...you may want to think about using a boom mower with a flail.
     
  8. Total.Lawn.Care

    Total.Lawn.Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    I agree, if you have to do a bank, you should use a large Mini-Excavator with a cutting head on it. I have two friends int he business and they use those excavators for as much or more large scale mowing like that than anything else.
     
  9. drmiller100

    drmiller100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 562

    mini ex with thumb can cover a LOT of country as well.

    get someone who is good on one to give you a lesson after you get somewhat familiar with the controls.
     
  10. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    FYI, the toro Dingo has a brush hog attachment. I want to say its a 42 inch width. You can always walk behind that on the embankment and even if it dies flip...your not in it.
     

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