Bush-hogging is the mowing of lots and large fields and plots of land to cut down the field vegetation; shrub, scrub-brush, palmettos, and tall grass growth from becoming invasive and overtaking the field. It is done to prevent domination of invasive vegetation and beautify the land and country landscapes.
Bush-hogging is a well established value-added property maintenance service for your land, fields, meadows and property.
The Bush Hog is a rotary mower that attaches to a Bobcat equipped to cut through grass, and heavy brush. The Rotary gears are powered with the Bobcat's PTO (Power take-off). A Bush Hog is used to cut grass and brush in large areas. The swath a Bush hog cuts depends on the model, but some cut as wide as 10 1/2 feet and can cut brush was thick as 3 1/2 inches in diameter. It has blades that are not rigidly attached to the drive like a lawnmower blade, but are on hinges so if the blade hits a rock or stump, it can bounce backward and inward, with the inertia causing it to go outwards again.
The blades are not sharpened in the same way as a conventional mower blade. The blades are dull so that they whack through dense plant growth, as opposed to a sharp blade which often gets stuck or slowed down. The blades are very heavy, up to an inch thick, so that the momentum pulling out is stronger than the forces of the vegetation bouncing in. They are made of heat treated steel that can withstand strikes with hard objects such as rocks and stones.
A Bush Hog is the optimal tool for clearing overgrown areas of land, but to be effective and safe, you must use the equipment properly. Without careful attention to detail, you can waste fuel and power, risk mid-action disruptions and physically endanger yourself and others. This is why you need a licensed Bobcat service.
Bush Hog mower requires a tractor with a minimum of 60 horsepower and a 540 RPM PTO and hydraulic hook-up are required as well.