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    Default Brown Tree Cutter

    Hi all,

    Has anyone ever heard of a Brown tree cutter? I have a friend in N. Fla. who manages a plantation for a family and he was telling me about this tree cutter. As I understood him, it is like a bush hog that has a large weighted disk (+/- 300lbs) with 3 cutter arms hinged to the disk. The rear deck of the cutter is spring loaded to retract, as you push it into a tree, exposing the cutter heads. I was told it is rated to cut up to a 7" tree. He pulls this beast with a 100 hp 4wd Massey.

    Way to much for my little tractor and I sure would want a good FOPS system. With the right tractor it sure sounds like you could do some serious rough clearing.

    MarkV


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    Default Re: Brown Tree Cutter

    I have looked at their Internet site. When I was younger, I worked at a Massey dealer and we sold what was called a Tree Hog. They were alot like the Brown, but they also had a large cage frame over the brush hog. With the frame you didn't have to have FOPS on the tractor. I guess that it was a good thing because that was before even ROPS... They were really heavy. The decks were 3/8" steel and they had 4 very short cutter blades that were 5/8" thick. The blades were also reversible. As memory serves me, a small 5' model weight close to a 1000 lbs.


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    Default Re: Brown Tree Cutter

    brown tree cutters, what do you need to know
    got 2 theyre great
    if youre stupid, they will kill you
    mow palmettos and heavy brush with them
    used to mow everything with them
    tuff unit great product

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    Default Re: Brown Tree Cutter

    i got 1 and love that feeling when you mow down an 8 inch pine. we also got their rotary cutter and can cut up to 5 inches with it.

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    Default Re: Brown Tree Cutter

    Can you set it to mulch into the dirt, or will it leave little stumps and stobs when cutting heavy brush or trees?

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    Default Re: Brown Tree Cutter

    Our right of way crew bought one to mow our transmission line ROW's and used it for years in the worst stuff that you could imagine, if the 100+ hp New Holland would run over it the Brown's tree cutter would cut it up, if the tractor couldn't run it over they would back the spring loaded deck into it slowly and cut it down, it's one of the toughest pieces of equipment that I have seen.

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    Default Re: Brown Tree Cutter

    Quote Originally Posted by pha7env View Post
    Can you set it to mulch into the dirt, or will it leave little stumps and stobs when cutting heavy brush or trees?
    Welcome to the forum. No the unit will not mulch the stump down into the dirt. It is like a bush hog and cuts at a set height only. As a side note I was surprised to see this thread having been the one that started it 11 years ago. Time does fly.

    MarkV

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    Default Re: Brown Tree Cutter

    That's one thing I don't like about this forum software, you have to really pay close attention if you reply to a thread that you found by searching. One thread could easily be..... 11 yrs old!!! Nothing wrong with doing that, but you might not get a reply from the OP. In this case, MarkV is still going strong on TBN!
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    Default Re: Brown Tree Cutter

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkV View Post
    As a side note I was surprised to see this thread having been the one that started it 11 years ago. Time does fly.

    MarkV
    No kiddin......... just think how young you were then !

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    Default Re: Brown Tree Cutter

    They are called Brown Cutters. I have never owned one but have seen a few used by the state and power companies. I was very impressed. They are not cheap.
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