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Brushcutter for scrub clearance?


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I know this is probably in the wrong place but I couldn’t see anywhere more appropriate…..


We live on a smallholding (my parents place) and there’s a couple of acres of SSSI that needs the scrub clearing. It’s a very steep bank covered in rocky outcrops so a flail or mulcher is out of the question-cut and burn job🤦‍♂️ 

I’m going to get a decent brush cutter to do the bulk of the clearing, but I’ve got no idea which ones are up to the job (looking at Stihl probably). 

It’ll want to run a blade and be cutting 2/3” thorn/self set trees, anything bigger I’ll cut with a saw after, I just want something that can run a decent blade without knackering the machine. Any advice for a good machine much appreciated! Cheers 

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