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    Default Is it a BUSH HOG or a BRUSH HOG ?

    Since childhood I have heard the term Bush Hog, but now on TBN I'm hearing several people use the term Brush Hog. Which term is the correct one???

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    Default Re: Is it a BUSH HOG or a BRUSH HOG ?

    <font color="blue"> Which term is the correct one??? </font>
    It depends on the context...I think. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    Bush Hog is a brand name, whereas brush hog is a generic term for a mower that's not a finish mower, i.e., a rotary cutter. In Australia, and maybe other countries, they're called slashers. Although, as you noticed, people use Bush Hog and brush hog interchangeably.

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    Default Re: Is it a BUSH HOG or a BRUSH HOG ?

    I believe the correct term is rotary cutter.
    Bush Hog is actually a name brand that people use to refer to the rough cut mower just like people always refer to tissues as Kleenexes. I do this myself quite a bit.

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    Default Re: Is it a BUSH HOG or a BRUSH HOG ?

    Which term is the correct one? Rotary Cutter.

    Brush or Bush pretty much means the same thing. There is a company named Bush Hog, and they probably took that name because Bush Hog probably is the more common term used.

    Many people say, "can I have a Kleenex?" even though they may or may not be referring to the company called Kleenex, but rather a tissue in general.


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    Default Re: Is it a BUSH HOG or a BRUSH HOG ?

    Bush Hog is a brand name. It has been around for a long time. The brand name has become synonomous with the tool as a generic name.

    It's kind of like Kleenex or Saran Wrap. Kleenex is a tissue; if I ask for a Kleenex, most folks would hand me a tissue whether it be Kleenex brand or another brand.

    What you describe is a Rotary Cutter. I have a kubota BL348. It is specifically described in the manual as a "rotary cutter".

    I have a Bush Hog on the front of my Kubota. A Bush Hog 1846QT loader that is [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Is it a BUSH HOG or a BRUSH HOG ?

    That's funny! A few of us were replying at the same time. And all of us used the Kleenex analogy [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Is it a BUSH HOG or a BRUSH HOG ?

    Ok Robert, I'll change mine to Xerox machine and copy machine. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Is it a BUSH HOG or a BRUSH HOG ?

    And besides all the names already listed for a rotary cutter; i.e., rotary cutter, brush hog, Bush Hog, and slasher, they're also known in some parts of the country as shredders.

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    Default Re: Is it a BUSH HOG or a BRUSH HOG ?

    I vote for shredder... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Is it a BUSH HOG or a BRUSH HOG ?

    I will have to go with Bird and call it a shredder. Growing up in TX I've never heard it called anything else. If I told my Dad or Grandfather I was going to mow the pasture I would get some funny looks--What are you doing with the lawnmower, go get the tractor and shred the pasture. But alas, a if it walks and talks like a duck, it must be.

    That's what is great about this place: people from all over.

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