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Does anyone have or use a 4x4 brushcutter like the efco tuareg 92evo . I have just bought a property with 2 acres of bracken thats a bit steep for my kubota B7100 and topper so need something to maintain it once the Asulox has done its job, sprayed in July and now looking pretty sick. Ive seen plenty of tube vids and the like but would welcome input from those who have practical experience of them

 

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slim

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I would sugest a FS460 very versitle under £700 new it will get on any bank you can stand up on no belts or tires to puncture or break. Stores away easy. With the right cutting setup i bet it would not be far behind a 4x4 mower. I find it quicker than a honda um 616 mower. Also any hiden old troffs or machineary nylon line will just bounce off. I have spent many happy hours brushcutting with one of thesse 2 acres is achiveable in a day depending on trearain & thicknes of vegatation. One of my customer has a small 4wd drive kubota witha 4" rotary mower. He sooner sends me round with the FS460 & theres a few acres of rough vegatation.

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thanks for the replies so far.

I would imagine that the multione would be beyond my budget and as I would need to cut a minimum of 4 times a year I would prefer to buy than rent so again the etesia is out of reach.

I have plenty of large machines similar to the fs460 at my disposal but the bracken is mostly 7 feet tall with 3ft of. bramble and bracken litter beneath so would. be too much volume to shift by hand.

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A good used aebi tractor would be worth a look. Pto / hydraulics back and front . They will work on serious slopes and have a very low center of gravity, on our one the seat is adjustable so when working sidways round steep banks you sit straight.

 

Bob

 

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thanks for the replies so far.

 

I would imagine that the multione would be beyond my budget and as I would need to cut a minimum of 4 times a year I would prefer to buy than rent so again the etesia is out of reach.

 

I have plenty of large machines similar to the fs460 at my disposal but the bracken is mostly 7 feet tall with 3ft of. bramble and bracken litter beneath so would. be too much volume to shift by hand.

 

 

Where in the country is your place? We have a alpine tractor and flail that would sort heavy brambles/bracken on steep slope no worries. Maybe if you got a contractor to cut it the first time and then you could take care of it with light duty mower or big brush cutter? If u plan to cut it 4 times a year it should never get back to anything like 7ft? Just a thought, best of luck :-)

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Dont cut it. Roll and bruise it for a much better kill. You wont need to go over four times a year, unless it's aesthetics you're after. A brushcutter set up right will out-perform a tractor on many sites. Spend a good few years scything bracken between tree rows....

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