It’s the beginning of a new year, so I am focusing on new purchases for the coming year. I have always wanted a ride-on mower, so I compiled a list and compared the specs. What are the best rough-cut mowers and ride-on Brush Cutter?
What’s a ride-on brush chopper?
It will become tedious if you have spent significant time clearing overgrown grass and scrubbing with a strimmer. It can take up to a quarter of an inch. A ride-on Brush Cutter is an answer.
They are similar to a riding lawnmower but have a lower center of gravity (so you sit very low). All components are designed to withstand harsh conditions. Their performance is based on pushing things over the mower with your blades. This includes old wood, shrubs, and saplings.
These mowers also differ from regular lawnmowers because they have swing-tip blades, allowing a wider range of cutting heights. In addition, these mowers will have off-road tires, locking differentials, and an oil pump to maintain engine lubrication on slopes.
Who makes rough-cut mowers and ride-on brush cutters?
After a quick internet search, I found the best manufacturers of ride-on mowers (rough-cut mowers).
Of course, there are other manufacturers, but I found a selection of machines from over 25 at different price points.
What is the cost of a rough-cut mower or ride-on brush cutter?
My research shows that all ride-on brush cutters are commercial grade. Prices range from around PS5,400 with VAT for 2WD machines under 20 HP to more than PS25,000 for 4WD machines with remote control. Furthermore, every ride-on brush cutter, whether 2WD or 4WD, comes with a rear differential locking. This safety feature improves traction on uneven terrain and slopes.
Which is the most affordable ride-on brush trimmer?
According to my research, the Efco Tuareg82 is the most affordable new ride-on brushcutter, starting at just PS5,400 plus VAT. This 2WD model has a 20 HP Briggs & Stratton engine and a rear differential lock.
What is the safest slope or gradient a ride-on brush cutter can safely climb?
It is important to use a ride-on mower up and down a slope rather than sideways. This will reduce the chance of a rollover.
It is always helpful to have the manufacturer’s parameters on hand. This allows me to know the limits of operation. However, not all manufacturers I researched share the same level of slope their ride-on brushcutter can operate on.
The Iseki SRA 950F ride-on brushcutter can handle the steepest slope. It has a maximum gradient of 25 degrees. She was closely followed by the Efco Tuaregs, with a slope of 20 degrees. All Etesia ride-on brush cutters are capable of handling slopes up to 17°. The Iseki SRA 800 is the last one (of all those that publish a hill) and can only take pitches at 15 degrees.
Which is the most powerful motor on a brush cutter?
My research shows that the best-end ride-on brushescutters use a 27 HP Briggs & Stratton engine. They also have 4WD (except for the As Motor AS 920 or Grillo Climber 9.27, which are 2WD). For a Grillo Climber 9.27, a 27 HP ride-on cutter costs PS9,772 plus VAT. The Grillo 10 AWD 27 is the cheapest 27 HP ride-on brush cutter with 4WD and costs PS11,613, including VAT.