When it comes to using a brush cutter, it’s important to make sure that you’re in a safe space that is ready to be cleared and doesn’t have any large obstructions. Because you’ll have brush and growth flying from the opening of your cutter, it’s essential to check and see that no one is nearby you or your brush cutter attachment
Most brush cutters are suitable for vast landscapes or dense clearings that require efficient brush removal. However, brush cutters are also known for their ability to be maneuvered in hard to reach areas, so you can clear small limbs and other brush with ease.
Typically, brush cutters are best suited for:
1. Large clearings
2. Small tree removal
3. Personal trails and land
4. Fence lines and pastures
5. Areas in development
If you are new to the world of brush cutting, a common question is when to use a brush cutter. A brush cutter attachment is known for its ability to clear, clean, and devour thick overgrowth. Brush cutters are best for job sites that have dense clearings, thick landscapes, and other overgrown areas. They can quickly and easily tame these dense areas, so you can work on a flat landscape once the brush is removed. Brush cutters are also capable of cutting down thin and thick tree limbs, as well as tree stumps, so you can complete multiple jobs at once. It’s best to use a brush cutter on expansive, lush acres of land, such as undeveloped farmland or a construction site that needs clearing prior to development. If you are facing acres of thick overgrowth, and need a job site cleared in a matter of days, a brush cutter is your best equipment option.
It has two or three blades.
For grass and weeds, brush cutters with blades having 8 or lesser teeth are ideal. For thick weeds and shrubs, brush cutters with blades having 9-40 teeth are effective. For cutting small trees and saplings, brush cutting blades with more than 40 teeth are recommended.
On average, the price of a skid steer brush cutter can range from nearly $2500 to over $3000. Large models sit on the higher end of any budget, while small to mid-ranged models are more affordable.
The most popular standard Brush model is the 7200, a 6-ft-wide cutter that comes in three hydraulic flow versions. The low-flow 7200 unit requires 15 to 20 gpm, the standard unit (biggest seller) needs 21 to 25 gpm and the high-flow 7200 is for track loaders producing 26 to 40 gpm.