Walk-Behing Brush Hog

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by American_Lawn, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. American_Lawn

    American_Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    I have a contract through a real-estate company and they sometimes give me homes that have grass that has not been mowed all season. I do not like running my new ztr through them, risking my machine. My question is would a walkbehind brush hogg be worth the purchase. I get paid pretty good for knocking this stuff down, plus I can offer this service to other yards that lco's do not want to mess with. What are some good companies that make these?
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,362

    We use the Billygoat...but rent it because we only do 20 or so a year and simply don't have room for the darn thing....It works pretty good for what you want but it is a rough cut.
  3. American_Lawn

    American_Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    thanks for the quick reply. do you think it would be more cost effective to rent one when needed? just a thought i usually do 1-2 every month. these are small lots, I mow them in about 5-6 min with my 34z
  4. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    NO. Just use your z. this way you can put the extra money into an account for new equiptment. I would only buy if I was using it all the time and the rental fee on 6 minutes is just too much.
  5. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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  6. American_Lawn

    American_Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    grandview, thanks thats what I needed.
  7. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    dr is junk
  8. American_Lawn

    American_Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    what other brands are there? please tell
  9. Accu-cut Lawn Care

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

    You definitely need to look at a Hustler Hog. They didn't make a lot of them...but you can still find them...I believe I saw a couple for sale on Hustler's web classifieds or here. Do a search in the Hustler forum to get some more info. They look much better than any dr piece of junk!
  10. DOLMARatOS

    DOLMARatOS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    Ginat-Vac, Ferris, Snapper, Simplicity makes a 25" hydrostatic unit available with Briggs, Honda or Kawi engines. Unit comes with slime filled tires and chain guards, etc. Haven't run one yet but I've heard they are better than the old Bachtold high-wheeled mowers.

    Have seen a bad-azz looking tracked unit in the NT catalog. $10K is a bit steep.

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