There are some very good brush mowing services available out there, and there are some very sketchy brush hogging services also available for hire. This article is designed with one purpose in mind: to make sure you know how to find the very good ones, and how to avoid the very sketchy ones.
We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with the very best acreage mowing and brush mowing services. Call us for any job over an acre within a seventy-five-mile radius of Fort Worth.
A realistic view of the commercial mowing industry
Understand this right out of the gate: there is no industry standard when it comes to brush hog use or lot mowing. Anyone with the money to purchase a brush hog or a tractor mower, and with a valid business license, can call themselves a brush mowing service. There is no industry standard regarding training or experience in most, if not all, locations.
With that being the case, there are some very good companies out there, and there are some very bad companies out there. It is a classic case of buyer beware, and hopefully this article will, at least, alert you to that fact and make you a bit more cautious before you hire someone.
What to look for in brush mowing services
Look for experience, look for insurance, and look for the proper equipment.
It may not seem fair, but we do not believe anyone should hire a brush hog business which has no experience. You do not want your property to be a training ground for someone just starting out. That is harsh, of course, but your money and your property are important to you.
Keith’s Tractor Mowing carries $1,000,000 general liability insurance for every job we do, and you should expect that standard from anyone you hire. Bush hogs are big pieces of equipment, powerful pieces of equipment, and they can cause damage to property and to humans if not operated properly and safely.
And, finally, to tackle tough, dense undergrowth, a quality brush hog needs to be used, a brush hog with blades made of the toughest steel, with revolutions high enough to handle the toughest of jobs. The best brush hogs are quite expensive, and if the brush mowing service you are talking to does not have a professional brush hog, do not sign with them.
Take your time and check on references
Again, with no regulatory agency watching this industry, it is up to you to follow-up on any references, and you should do that. Ask for a list of former customers, get on the phone and call those customers, and ask for a review of the brush mowing service you are considering. Yes, this will take time, but it will be time well-spent.
Do not be fooled by promises of low pricing
Please, do not be fooled by low-balling in pricing. This truly is a situation where you will get what you pay for. Yes, we all want to save money and yes, money is tight in today’s economy, but a super-low price for brush hogging is not the great deal it may appear to be.
A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing
Keith’s Tractor Mowing will never claim to be the least-expensive of the many brush mowing services, but we will claim to be professional, competent, and fair. We encourage our potential customers to check our references. Our reputation precedes us, and it is an outstanding reputation. Call us and we can arrange for a quote of your brush hog job.