Brush Mowing Services
Contracting with a brush mowing services company can be a bit daunting since most people have no idea what goes into the pricing of such service, or even what to expect. This article will hopefully clarify many facets of brush mowing. For questions about brush mowing, or acreage mowing call (817) 991-4318.
What is brush mowing?
A brush cutter (also referred to as a brush mower, or brush hog) appears to be a more beefed-up version of a lawn mower. It is typically used to cut tall grass (grass taller than 6” – 8”), weeds, brush, shrubs and woody material such as stalks and saplings. Brush cutters normally cut woody material of a diameter between 1” and 2”—for any thicker material, you may want to use a chainsaw. Think an overgrown, neglected field, something which hasn’t been touched in a year or more . . . those scenarios usually call for brush mowing.
How is brush mowing priced?
Prices for brush mowing or Brush Hogging Services are all over the ballpark, so beware! Jobs are priced by the acreage and jobs are priced by the hour. We have seen brush cutting companies charge $50 per hour, and we have seen them charge $100 per hour. We have seen $50 per acre, and we have seen upwards of $125 per acre. This is part of the reason why there is so much confusion regarding brush mowing and its pricing. How is one to know if they are getting ripped off in the pricing?
We cannot emphasize this enough: check around and ask for job references! Word of mouth is the best indicator of the type of company you are hiring. If they are good at brush mowing, their former customers will sing their praises. If the company has done poor work in the past, it will not be difficult to find someone out there who is vocal about that company’s performance.
Ask around! Do not settle just on job references because companies will obviously only give references to jobs they did well. Check with the Better Business Bureau. Check with the Chamber of Commerce. Word of a bad job performance will spread like an invasive weed. If a negative review is out there, it will not be hard for you to find it.
And go to local companies which have attached acreage and ask them for recommendations. We cannot overemphasize this enough. You are going to pay a premium price for quality brush mowing services, so take your time and gather information before hiring someone. Your due diligence early on will save you misery later!
And one last suggestion: make sure the company you hire has liability insurance. Accidents happen! Rocks are thrown into windows. Cars are damaged by flying debris. Make sure you are protected!
When you want the best in brush mowing or commercial mowing in the Fort Worth area, Keith’s Tractor Mowing is the name to remember. Go ahead, ask around. Check our references. We invite and welcome the scrutiny because we know our reputation can handle it and we’ll come out smelling like a rose.