Are Brush Mowing Services Worth the Cost?

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If you have property which needs clearing, and you are considering hiring brush mowing services, we suggest you read this article by Keith’s Tractor Mowing before you make your decision. Keith’s is the leader when it comes to acreage mowing and large-scale brush hogging services in the Fort Worth area, so what you read in this article is straight from the proverbial horse’s mouth.  Call Keith’s Tractor Mowing when the job is just too-large for you to handle, and what you want is the very best in lot mowing or lot clearing.

DIY brush mowing costs

If you decide to try the DIY approach, there are a few things to consider regarding costs.

A brush hog is going to cost you dearly, no matter when you rent it.  A walk-behind brush hog will cost you in the neighborhood of $25 per hour, possibly more.  It is our experience that most brush-hogging jobs are at least four hours, most likely eight hours, meaning the rental cost will run you between $100-$200 for the day.

The tow-behind bush hog, which are towed by a tractor, can cost you upwards of $75-$100 per hour for a rental feel, meaning between $300-$1000 for that DIY job.

In addition, you will need to factor in the cost of the brush removal once it has been chopped down, so either you will have to haul it away in your pickup truck or, if you don’t have a pickup truck, you will have to pay someone to haul it away, so factor in, at least, another $100 for that service.

Suddenly, that simple brush hog job is costing you a pretty penny.

Compare to commercial brush mowing

Commercial brush hogging will cost you, national average, around $75 per hour.  Depending upon the size of the job you are hiring for, hiring a brush hogging service will cost you, again on average, around $300 for an acre of two.  Prices will vary wildly depending upon your area and the area’s competition, but what we are giving you is  a national average.

Factor in the safety and convenience factors

The final factor which needs to be addressed is the safety and convenience factor. Operating a brush hog, even the smaller walk-behind brush hogs, has an element of risk involved with it. Brush hogs are powerful machines, and powerful machines are dangerous unless you are trained on them.  And tow-behind brus hogs multiply that danger factor tenfold.

In addition, renting a brush hog means having some way to pick it up from the rental agency, which is one more level of inconvenience.

None of this information is meant to discourage any of you from the DIY approach, but it is meant to make you aware of the realistic costs and dangers involved with such an approach.

A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing

Keith’s Tractor Mowing is a trusted name in the Fort Worth area, locally owned and operated, taking on the big jobs with an outstanding reputation for doing a professional job each and every job. Call us for a job quote for any mowing or brush-hogging job over an acre within seventy-five miles of Fort Worth.