Precommercial thinning: brush cutters
davidd at neosoft.com
Mon Sep 22 01:22:06 EST 1997
Anders Axelsson wrote:
> Unfortunately I don`t know the English word for the tool,but it consists of
> a 5-ft rod with a circular saw at one end and a conventional petrol engine
> at the other.You carry this contraption in a harness so you don`t get back
> $800 will buy you a powerful one to cut trees up to 8-10 inches.I`d be
> surprised if you
> can`t find these over-there.Big makers in Europe are Husqvarna and Stihl.
It's a brush cutter.. A more powerful version of a weed eater.
Husqvarna does make them and you can find local dealers from their web
site http://www.husqvarna.com.. They have a full line - in catalogs -
that go upto a lawn mower on a stick.... Over 3hp (65ccs) with a 10inch
circular blade for a listed price just under $1,000.
After using a machette, a brush ditch bank blade?(a fat blade on a
handle) and then a weed eater with a brush blade, I will take the brush
cutter.. The weed eater kept breaking down. The 2+inch trees were too
much for the weed eater.
Got mine on sale at Sears for $300.. It has a 8+ inch circular blade,
shoulder harness, 39 cc engine, heavy duty construction and looks like
it might be made by Husqvarna.. I think it will take a 10inch circular
blade.. Works real well, although have not had a chance to give a
thorough trial yet.. Will later this fall in thinning brush and pines..
Using a chain saw to thin small (less than 8inch)diameter trees and
brush would make me get the best health insurance policy available or
have a death wish. The brush cutter is safer and more fun, not to
mention what shrinks would say about pushing a long power rod into thick
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