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Before You Start: Make Sure You and Your Field are Ready to Brush Mow

1. In some cases you may be using your field and brush mower to mow an area that’s a mixture of brush and invasive plants that you want to get rid of, along with native and ornamental plants that you would like to keep. In such cases it can be a good idea to walk through the area and make note of what you need to cut and what you want to keep. You can then mark the plants you want to keep with fluorescent ribbon, cloth or other material that is easily visible. To avoid accidentally cutting the plants and shrubs you’d like to keep, it will also be a good idea to find a field and brush mower that offers the most control possible, like Orec’s Samurai Walk Behind Brush Cutter, with its front pivot wheel and full slip [...]

Orec America’s Unique and Durable Line of Brush Cutters For Rental Will Add Tremendous Value to Your Fleet.

Brush mowers, or brush cutters for rental are often seen as a necessary evil by equipment rental yards. On one hand, there can be a high demand for them and that demand can come from a variety of customer segments: from homeowners looking to clear their property of a season’s or more worth of growth, to contractors and land management organizations that need to maintain trails or clearing brush from the sides of highways. However, along with this demand, there are issues that arise with brush cutters in rental: they are seen as a product with a limited season and, because of the nature of work that they do, they can be high-maintenance as well.

At Orec, we hear these concerns when we visit local yards around the country. But when rental professionals do decide [...]

What are invasive plant species?

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]nvasive plants, or non-native plants, are species of plants introduced to an area where they are not native. These are usually plants and shrubs from exotic locales that are most often brought into their non-native environments via planting or through disposal of their seeds into storm drains or compost piles. These plants tend to thrive in their non-native habitat due to lack of competition and predators can spread very quickly, taking up valuable natural resources from other, native plant species. This is why brush clearing these plants is so important: if you aren’t clearing brush quickly, they can spread over an entire lawn or field.

Why are invasive plant species bad?

Once introduced, invasive plants compete with native plant life for natural resources with the native species often losing out. The combination of the invasive species having evolved through competition with other native species, along with the [...]


[dropcap]B[/dropcap]rush Cutter, Brush Mower, Field Mower, Finish Mower, Brush Hog: there are so many different terms out there that deciding on what kind of machine you need can seem more exhausting than the job of mowing itself. To better understand what kind of brush cutter is right for your mowing needs, it can be helpful to take a look outside at the area that you need to cut. Is it cluttered with weeds, tall grass and other brush? Is it wide enough to make even the thought of a string trimmer wear you out, but not quite wide enough for a tractor attachment or does it have tight spaces that won’t allow for a tractor? If so, then a walk behind brush cutter may be exactly what you need.

When should I use a brush cutter?

The most common uses for brush cutters are to tend to overgrown fields and neglected lawns. [...]

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hey go by many different names, for instance Brush Hog, Rough Cut Mower, Field Mower and Brush Cutter. But whatever name you give it, a brush mower is a much different machine than a finishing mower. It’s important that you take these differences into account when choosing which one to use.


When do I need a brush mower and when do I need a finishing mower?

You will want to use a brush mower to clear tall grass (normally 6” and above), woody material, weeds and brush from an overgrown field or other area that has not been regularly maintained for some time. You will use a finishing mower to cut grass less than 6” in an area that receives regular lawn maintenance. You may need to use a brush mower for your own lawn for the first cut of spring, and then use a finishing mower throughout the summer.
Brush cutters may [...]

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