5 Tools For Clearing Overgrown Land


| 5/6/2014 10:28:00 AM


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Whether you’re expanding your lawn, caring for overgrown fields and meadows, or blazing new trails through woodlands, clearing overgrown land can be a daunting task. What was once clean, open land can quickly become a tangled mess covered with brush, woody saplings, and tough weeds. But where to start? How to even begin to attack the mess and turn it into the clear space that you want? Start with the right tools. These are 5 of our favorites here at DR – tools that are easy to use, get the job done like a champ, and are even fun to use.

The big, bad brush mower

For clearing most large areas overgrown land, a brush mower is your best bet. Choose a walk-behind (also known as ‘self-propelled’) model for walkable areas, and a tow-behind model (often called a ‘brush hog’) for really large fields and meadows. These machines are real beasts in the field, chopping through saplings 3″ thick and not even pausing at tough weeds and grasses. Most people who use a brush mower for the first time are shocked at how powerful they are and how much fun they are to use. It’s a lot of power – all in your hands and ready to rock!

Uproot saplings with a Brush Grubber

brush grubber

Say you want to remove just one sapling here and there, or a small section of brush. You probably don’t need a whole brush mower, but a lawn mower or chainsaw won’t quite do the trick. The Brush Grubber is a set of metal jaws with spikes that dig into a small tree or stump. A chain is attached to the other end, and you use your truck, ATV, or tractor to pull out that unwanted tree by its roots. The harder you pull, the harder the jaws grip the tree. Available in 4 different sizes, the Brush Grubber is the best way to take care of one sapling at a time – gone forever because there is no root left to regrow.

Beef up your string trimmer

String trimmers, either the walk-behind type or the handheld type, are great for cleaning up fence lines and clearing thin weeds and grasses. For heavier-duty brush clearing, though, there are ways to turn your string trimmer into an even more powerful machine. Add the DuraBlades kit to your DR Trimmer/Mower to turn it into a brush cutter that can take down woody brush up to 3/8″ thick. Or, add the Beaver Blade attachment to either your DR Trimmer/Mower or to a handheld string trimmer, turning it into a sapling- and brush-cutting dynamo. The Beaver Blade slices easily through saplings as thick as 3″. A string trimmer is much more than just a light weed trimmer when you add these power-packed accessories!



string trimmer

Chandler
5/31/2019 5:14:46 PM

We are using our skid steer and several attachments from monsterskidsteerattachments.com They have an 8' long tree saw that attaches to a skid steer, a cedar puller for removing shallow rooted trees by the roots and a brush fork for gathering and moving brush. It has certainly made our land clearing easier. www.monsterskidsteerattachments.com


correysmith321
9/18/2015 2:09:56 PM

A land clearing is something that I've been thinking about doing for my farm. Now that my son won't be needing our farm for his horses. My plans are to hire a tree service to do a land clearing for my farm. http://www.MMLtreeservice.com


correysmith321
9/18/2015 2:09:10 PM

A land clearing is something that I've been thinking about doing for my farm. Now that my son won't be needing our farm for his horses. My plans are to hire a tree service to do a land clearing for my farm. http://www.MMLtreeservice.com






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