What Is A Brush Hog And Do You Need One?

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What is a brush hog, otherwise known as a bush hog?  What tasks do they perform? Do you need one on your project? And if you need one, where can you obtain one, or find a company which operates one?

We will tackle all of those questions in this article. We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with outstanding and affordable acreage mowing and brush hogging services. Call us when the job is too large for you to handle and it needs to be done correctly.

What is a brush hog?

A brush hog is a power tool, or an attachment for a tractor, which tackles the tough mowing jobs, namely the cutting of brush.  Whereas a lawn mower is constructed for fast revolution of the blades, capable of cutting grass cleanly, a brush hog has heavier blades, blades made from the toughest of metals, capable of cutting through tough vegetation.

Just like lawnmowers, there are small walk-behind brush hogs, and there are large ones which attach to tractors.  The size of your property will dictate which brush hog is needed for the job.

Can you operate a brush hog?

We hesitate to answer this question because we never want to suggest that someone untrained on a piece of machinery should ever operate that machinery.

A brush hog is a powerful piece of machinery, capable of easily cutting a small sapling; imagine what it would do to your flesh.  Having said that, is proper care is used, a homeowner can use a small, walk-behind bush hog.  However, for the large one, the ones which attach to a tractor mower, proper training and safety precautions must be taken; in this instance, we emphatically say not to homeowners operating the large brush hogs.

If not, who should you hire?

So, for the larger jobs, the jobs you need a professional for, we suggest you turn to the commercial lawn care companies.  They have the proper equipment, they have been trained on that equipment, they have the proper safety steps to follow, and they have liability insurance to protect you in the event of property damage.

How do you find a qualified professional? Do your due diligence and it all begins with you picking up the phone and calling companies.  Ask for references and then follow-up by calling those references. This is all a tedious process, but it is a process which will net you a professional company which can handle your job in a timely manner and do the job correctly the first time.

What will it cost you? That is impossible to say.  Competition in your area will determine the cost, but a ballpark figure would be approximately $75 per hour.  Please note we are giving a very casual estimate based on national averages and not your particular city.

A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing.

Keith’s Tractor Mowing is the name to remember in the Greater Fort Worth area. If the job is over one acre in size, and you want the best job done, Keith’s Tractor Mowing is the first phone call you need to make. Call us today for lot mowing, pipeline mowing, ranch mowing, or any other job too large for you to handle.