Ever used a DR Power Field and Brush Mower?

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by Mindgrinder, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    I have an opportunity to buy one of there for $800 cdn...
    Any monkeys out there ever use one of these and can give me an opinion?

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  2. Wheelsucker

    Wheelsucker Out of Airspeed, Altitude & Ideas

    Unlike most things, they work just like the commercials. My uncle has one we use to beat the wilderness back from some family property. Good piece of equipment. Not sure what a good price is though.
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  3. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    As I already stated, yes. It did the job, and worked well.
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  4. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Works for me, if you need it then buy it. It is labor intensive for small framed folks, and that all depends on how large a swathe you attempt. I have the large deck weed eater they sell and in the heat it can work you to death.
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  5. Gopherman

    Gopherman Sometimes I Wish I Could Go Back to Sleep

    I just used a 36" Push Hog Friday and Saturday, put about 10 hours in on it,Did about an Acre. Saturday night I had horrible cramps in my hands, feet, inner thighs and even my shins were cramping up.Oh yeah, How could I forget? Back, ribs, shoulders.....
    Excruciating Pain!!!
    If your not used to that kind of work Take it easy!ohno
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  6. Gopherman

    Gopherman Sometimes I Wish I Could Go Back to Sleep

    They do rent Bobcats with brush eaters on them that will completely kill brush and trees up to 4 inches, and you get to ride around instead of Roll Around! I was screaming in agony!!
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  7. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    How much CAD would the large weed eater cost?
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  8. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    I have 4 weedeaters and they really don't do the job attacking the blackberries...some of which are 10 ft tall on the edge of the property.

    I'm 40, aboot 210lbs and 6'0 foot....pushing a self-driving thing like this shouldn't be an issue...even in 8hrs at a time.
    I can chop wood all day long, bail hay (cough and sneeze) or dig ditches till the cow comes home.
    Actually very excited aboot this toy....will turn swaths of my jungle field into nothing (i hope).
    I'd rather buy then rent....we've talked aboot a bobcat but they are spendy here - even used.
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  9. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I have one of these, and it will take out your blackberries I believe.
    Just watch out for the whip end of the briar.
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  10. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    I've got the better end of 10 acres to mess with...most of which is overgrown.

    I'm not sure you understand the seriousness of my blackberry problem.
    10 foot tall....root systems that are INSANE.
    It's not a hand-job.

    Field & Brush Mower 20 Briggs Self-Propelled 26" (Brush Hog) | DR Power Equipment

    Product Summary:

    • 20 HP Electric-Start Engine, 26" brush deck
    • 4 forward speeds, 1 reverse
    • Cut 3" saplings
    • Mow 6' high grass and 8' high weeds & brush
    • Pivoting deck follows contours of ground
    • Oil pump for better performance on hills
    • Accepts all optional attachments
    • 26" Deck: For properties where maneuverability is key (lots of trees, or other obstacles), this model is ideal. It has the same power unit as our 30" deck, but its narrower width makes it easier to handle.

    This is a current model that is comparable to the one I'm looking at that is a few years old and had some fairly heavy use.
    It's from a friend of the family that I just bought a canoe from.
    He's going to "rent" it to us for the upcoming weekend and I'm fairly sure we're going to buy it.

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  11. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    This, a brush hook and a machete, is what I use to clear brush, of any kind. If I need to pull something out, I use a come along, (I have 4).
    I don't have money for large power tools, so I find ways to get it done. Your choice. It CAN be done by hand, of that, there is no doubt.
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  12. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

  13. Gopherman

    Gopherman Sometimes I Wish I Could Go Back to Sleep

    A little heavier and younger than me, but we'll see! Be honest, and If you have to PM me![LMAO]
    Like me, I think your going to need a tractor sooner or later. I'm going to look at Kabota's next weekend.
    No more of that action for me!!!!
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  14. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    LOL - honest. I'm farm boy from way back...picked tobacco for years as a kid....
    The only thing that slows me down is if the brothers come out and hand me a beer while in "landscape mode"...
    Couple later and the work stops....which is usually their plan to begin with...before I start asking them to help...
    Same dude has 2x rottotillers he's willing to sell too....

    I WILL PM or create a new thread if this thing become reality....
    "how to garden carpet and start from field to rows in clay...."
    I'm betting you'll be my best friend/brother in that thread!
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  15. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    If you plan on long term up keep of anything over an acre then the savings in time alone will pay for the tractor and Bush Hog.
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  16. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    Keep in mind there are 4 brothers + an old man here....each one is gonna wanna play with the new bushwacker...
    We had a tractor for years but no attachments to do anything other than move wood chip piles and general messing around.
    It had loads of constant minor issues - so I rarely used it...if it takes wrenching to start it - i'm out.
    Not mechanically inclined.(and ashamed of it)

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  17. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    What Briar's?

    Kubota L3901 003 (1024x768).
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  18. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Get a few goats. They'll have it down to about 1 inch in a few weeks. Bushes, trees, poison ivy and all. Plus they fertilize as they go!
  19. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Sweet deal. You have nothing to lose at that price - I imagine you could at least your money back if it doesn't work out. Years ago we had similar black berries at my Dad's place, though no where near 10 acres. We would use sheets of plywood for protection and climb ladders to get the best berries (always seem to be at the top).

    One year I got tired of cutting them back to the neighbors property (he let them grow to cover his pot farm), and got some blackberry killer. I was just finishing spraying some herbicide (weed be gone or roundup) and had a bit left over, so just added the blackberry killer directly to it. Chemical reaction time... turned black and got foamy... The next day the black berries looked sick, and the following day turned black and shriveled up. This was in the mid-80s, and to this day they are sparse and never get over 6 feet and rarely make it back to the property line. And, no, we don't eat them any more...
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  20. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    No one on here makes Blackberry wine or even better cobbler pie.
    Somewhere in the South someone is saying,
    I remember that growing up..Good Stuff!
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