Why A Brush Mower Needs A Pro Operating It

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A brush mower, or brush hog as it is also known, is a powerful piece of machinery, and all brush mowers should come with a word of warning: do not operate unless you are a pro trained on this piece of machinery.

Goodbye weekend property warriors, and hello to professional brush mowing services.

We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with lot mowing, acreage mowing, and bush hog mowing, and we feel strongly enough about this topic that we are writing this blog post about it. Call us for more information and to arrange for an estimate of your brush mowing needs.

A quick description of a brush hog

A brush hog, or brush mower, is usually a large attachment which attaches to a tractor, and it towed behind that tractor to cut down foliage, long grasses, and small brush.

The dangers of a brush hog

A brush hog has blades made of extremely-hard steel. They are heavy. They operate at 2500 revolutions per minute, or more. They are capable of hurling stones hundreds of feet in any direction.  Operated by a professional, they are challenging. Operated by an amateur, they are extremely dangerous.

At the risk of sounding self-serving, we don’t believe brush hogs should be available for property owners to rent.  They present too large a risk for someone hot extensively trained on their operation.

Are they efficient? Yes! Are the very good at accomplishing large tasks? Yes!  Are they dangerous? You bet they are!

No need to detail the horror stories we have witnessed

The least of your worries is that a rock the size of a baseball will be thrown through your home’s window.  Almost daily there are people who are physically hurt, and hurt seriously, while operating a brush hog. There are vehicles damaged by flying debris. There are farm animals hit by flying debris.  There are even people hurt while trying to remove obstructions to the blades of a brush hog.

When strong steel, revolving at a high rate of speed, meets a movable object, there is only one result possible, and that result produce unpredictable and unwanted outcomes.

A final word

We know it is less-expensive to do the brush hog mowing job yourself. We understand how tight money is in today’s economy.  But we also know, firsthand, how dangerous a brush hog can be, and the question then needs to be asked: is the savings of a few bucks worth the risk to you?

A word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing

Keith’s Tractor Mowing is a trusted name in commercial mowing services in the Fort Worth area, and has been for a number of years. No job is too large for Keith’s Tractor Mowing. We take on pipeline clearing. We take on the municipal jobs for many towns in Tarrant County. We have earned that trust with a reputation firmly established over time.  For all of your brush hog jobs, Keith’s Tractor Mowing is the name to remember. Call us to arrange for a quote of your job.