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    Default Got brush!

    Walk behind string trimmer vs. walk behind brush mower? I've come to tractorbynet to find out. I have an older Yanmar but my ground is to rocky and rought to use a mower with the tractor.

    Glad this resource is here.

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    Default Re: Got brush!

    Welcome to TBN!!! Is something like this what you're looking for?

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    Default Re: Got brush!

    Hey roblwest! Welcome to TractorByNet! I have moved your thread to the Lawn Care & Landscaping Forum. You will have better luck finding what you need there.

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    Default Re: Got brush!

    Hello and welcome to the best outdoor and tractor info on the web

    have you checked into the DR trimmers?



    I'm sure any of the dealers we have here on TBN could tell you about these,
    Last edited by deepNdirt; 12-13-2011 at 08:05 PM.

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    Default Re: Got brush!

    I recommend the DR field & brush mower. I had one and it definitely outworked me. It's a mini shredder. The line trimmers are fine as long as all you will regularly cut is grass. The field & brush mowers can handle much more. I had a 16 hp model.

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    Default Re: Got brush!

    DR has some great self propel models...I believe you can purchase different types of cutting blades.

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    Default Re: Got brush!

    If your ground is too rocky for a tractor brush hog, then I'm not sure that a walk behind brush cutter with a metal blade is what you can use, either.

    A gas powered trimmer with a metal brush blade is okay for limited areas, but not good for rock and not good for large areas.

    I have used a walk behind trimmer with the flexible lines, and the brush worked those lines over pretty quickly. The one I used was not self propelled, either. A good shoulder trimmer is easier to use and at least you have the option of a metal cutting head if you need it.

    Sometimes you can spray brush and at least see what you've got to deal with before you start cutting into it blindly.

    A photo of your site might help.

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