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Old 02-07-2018, 03:47 PM
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Default I love my 8" Bush hog

This damn thing will clear understory with gusto. The blade cuts flush to the ground. It eats whatever you put in front of it. In 3 hours I cleared a 250 yard path through hardwood brush and small trees. Who needs a tractor? Answer: I do.
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Yeah you need a tractor.

Honestly after I bought mine (orange tractor) I had some guys come in and do some work for me, and for the price it's a better deal just hiring it out.

It's kind of fun having a tractor to play with though.

You won't believe what a bush hog will cut down (the noise is insane but it will do it).



ETA to give an example I had two tractors working at same time (it was $35/hr for each) they bush hogged and disc up about 2-3 acres, fixed my driveway, etc etc it was $210 total.
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LOL

About to whip our 5'er out this weekend, I believe. Get it while everything is dormant, for the most part. Tractoring is fun
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is that what you call it when its 8". Actually a fitting name.
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How do you hold that?
Or is it a bicycle attachment?
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My wife loves my 8" bush hog!!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by fjmaverick View Post
How do you hold that?
Or is it a bicycle attachment?
shoulder harness made specifically for this type of cutter....the weight is carried by your body so your arms are free to swing the blade in any direction.
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Originally Posted by rbhankins001 View Post
Yeah you need a tractor.

Honestly after I bought mine (orange tractor) I had some guys come in and do some work for me, and for the price it's a better deal just hiring it out.

It's kind of fun having a tractor to play with though.

You won't believe what a bush hog will cut down (the noise is insane but it will do it).



ETA to give an example I had two tractors working at same time (it was $35/hr for each) they bush hogged and disc up about 2-3 acres, fixed my driveway, etc etc it was $210 total.
In the final planning stages of building a pole barn facility. Have to have a roof before I buy equipment.
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
In the final planning stages of building a pole barn facility. Have to have a roof before I buy equipment.
Or do you need equipment to build facilities?

Hmmmmmm . . .

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My only neighbor has the equipment to do the job and I am making a good friend by hiring him.
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I'm just trying to help you get a tractor bro
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You need a skidsteer with a front mounted brush hog. 250 yards is about 5 minutes in an air conditioned cab.
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Just delt on 50hp tractor with loader , 6 ft bush hog rotary mower and a 6 ft tiller.
Looking forward to putting this to work.
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
You need a skidsteer with a front mounted brush hog. 250 yards is about 5 minutes in an air conditioned cab.
No doubt. On the other hand I was able to cut the trail for about $1 in gas and oil and I got one hell of a workout. My farm is my gym.
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No doubt. On the other hand I was able to cut the trail for about $1 in gas and oil and I got one hell of a workout. My farm is my gym.
So this trail- do you anticipate it being a once or twice (more?)yearly job to maintain the trail?
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Originally Posted by AsurfAholic View Post
So this trail- do you anticipate it being a once or twice (more?)yearly job to maintain the trail?
Annual herbicide treatment will not only maintain the trail, it will widen it. Removing dead understory will be therapeutic.
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Annual herbicide treatment will not only maintain the trail, it will widen it. Removing dead understory will be therapeutic.
No it won't.

Even if you apply a pre-emergent.
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There is something fun about seeing the prune faces when I drive my tractor over to a buddies house to assist with things. The FEL and 3 point mounted log splitter make it very useful.
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Keep the blade sharp or it gets old real fast.

We use them to get ready for hunting season every year, we also have a tractor. The tractor is much easier for wide areas, versus your stihl for clearing a path to a stand.

Next up for us is to hire a guy with a bobcat and forestry cutter head......you want to talk about clearing things....good lord, those things eat anything.
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Originally Posted by pmichael View Post
Keep the blade sharp or it gets old real fast.

We use them to get ready for hunting season every year, we also have a tractor. The tractor is much easier for wide areas, versus your stihl for clearing a path to a stand.

Next up for us is to hire a guy with a bobcat and forestry cutter head......you want to talk about clearing things....good lord, those things eat anything.
I refile the blade with every tank of gas. Super easy and quick.

I would kill for a forestry mulcher.

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