BUYING GUIDES


Chippers, Chain Saws and Brush Cutters



It’s all about trees, bushes and shrubbery. If you need a brush cutter to trim around them, a chain saw to cut them down or a chipper to make them into mulch, this month’s Guide to Chippers, Chain Saws and Brush Cutters is ready to help fight back the woody forces encroaching your turf.

So, whether you’re trimming back some unruly brush or doing a major site cleanup, these manufacturers are eager to help you out. Simply circle the reader service numbers for the products you’re interested in, send in the free, postage-paid card and, in a few weeks, you’ll receive all the information you need.

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CHIPPERS

BCS America

The BCS Chipper chips limbs up to 3 inches in diameter, has 28 shredder flails and comes with both 1 3/8-inch screen and rods-and-rollers.


Grounds Maintenance Eq.

Offering PTO and trailer-mounted, engine-driven chippers ranging from 4 to 9-inch capacities with gravity or hydraulic feed capability.


Harper Industries

The Chipper Shredder is PTO or engine-driven, can handle limbs up to 5 inches in diameter and has a hinged housing for easy access to the impeller.


Karl Kuemmerling

The Mitts & Merrill drum-style brush chipper has 4-inch knives staggered around a 16-inch-diameter cutterhead. Makes fine chips that pack together.


Leonardi

Leonardi carries a full product line for the tree care industry and is a Simonds brush chipper blade representative, supplying American-made blades made of A8 steel.


Rayco

The RC 16.5 drum-style brush chipper features 17-inch capacity, 140 hp Caterpillar diesel engine, Fuel Saver Technology and Torflex idler.


Vandermolen

The Wood-Pro 30Qi22E AVP features a 22 hp Kohler engine, tachometer, 6-inch capacity and a triple-action processor with knives, flails and fixed cutter.


Chain Saws

Dolmar

The PS-510 50.4cc saw tops out at 13,500 RPM and features smooth surfaces, low vibration, side-cover lateral chain tensioning and sturdy starter components.


Echo

The CS-400 features a 40.2cc Power Boost Vortex engine, Echo i-30 starting system, G-Force Engine Air Pre-Cleaner and rubber vibration reduction system.


Husqvarna

The 338XPT has a compact, top-handle design; increased compression ratio; LowVib functionality; side-access chain tensioner; and padded handles.


John Deere

The CS62 Pro Series chain saw, powered by a 61.5cc engine, features a guide bar safety tip and low-kickback chain with bar sizes from 16 to 20 inches.


Northern Tool & Equipment

The 20-inch Powerhorse with 49.3cc engine features an anti-vibration system, automatic oiler, anti-kickback chain brake and magnesium alloy crankcase.


Rack ’Em

Rack ’Em offers a chain saw rack, which is designed to hold chain saws and other equipment with loop-style handles.


RedMax

The RedMax GZ4000 has a die-cast aluminum body; 40.1cc, 2.4 hp engine; inertia chain brake with chain brake indicator; and throttle lever lock.


Shindaiwa

The 446s with 44.6cc, 3.1 hp engine features a fully machined, die-cast crankcase and chain tension screw at a 45-degree angle for easy adjustment.


Tanaka

The ECS-3301 top-handle chain saw features a 32cc, 1.6 h.p. engine; 12 or 14-inch bar and chain with 3/8-inch pitch; and four-point anti-vibration system.


Brush Cutters

BCS America

The BCS Brush Mower features a floating deck that tilts up to 15 degrees, .25-inch-thick swinging blades, 1.75 to 4-inch cutting height and 20 or 26-inch width.


Billy Goat

The Outback is a 24-inch walk-behind featuring rigid deck design, Kevlar belt, three-speed transaxle, protected rear-mounted clutch and angled rear-discharge deck.


Bradco

Bradco’s brush cutter is available in 60, 72 and 78-inch models and features high-speed, dual-rotation blades that can handle material up to 4 inches in diameter.


CEAttachments

The EDGE Land Clearing Attachment has an inline planetary gearbox, piston-type hydraulic motor and 52 carbide-tipped teeth that can penetrate up to 3 inches.


Denis Cimaf

The DAH-080C brush cutter-chipper for mini excavators is equipped with 11 fixed knives, has a 32-inch cutting width and processes trees up to 5 inches in diameter.


Dolmar

Models MS-260 U (25.6cc) and MS-330 U (32.6cc) feature emission-compliant engines, low vibration, quiet operation and heavy-duty harness.


Husqvarna

The 355FX features a 53cc, 3.8 hp, two-stroke engine; Husqvarna’s X-Torq engine technology; LowVib anti-vibration system; and Trio-Balance harness system.


John Deere

The XT250BLE comes with a 42.7cc M-series engine and antivibration front handles and features a cutting swath of 17 inches.


Land Pride

The RCR18 Series Rotary Cutter for 20 to 50 hp tractors offers 60 or 72-inch cutting widths, floating three-point deck and 1 to 9-inch cutting height.


Little Wonder

The extended reach gas hedge trimmer features dual reciprocating, double-edge, high-carbon steel blades and offers 180-degree blade rotation.


Loftness

The KwikAX, in  53, 63, 73 and 83-inch cutting widths, can backdrag to reprocess material and features fixed, sharpened blades and forward rotation.


Maruyama

The BCF4200H brush cutter is powered by a 41.5cc Maruyama AE engine, has a solid steel, swiveling driveshaft and accepts a variety of optional cutting heads.


Stihl

Stihl’s FS 90 is powered by a 28.8cc four-mix engine and features a solid driveshaft and metal blades for cutting brush.


Tanaka

The TBC-430PF dual-handle brush cutter features a 40cc, 2.2 hp PureFire engine, solid steel driveshaft, Walbro carburetor and BRAIN head and saw blade.


Vandermolen

Windmill brush cutters feature Kawasaki engines; 9-inch safety bar; 5-inch tap feed head; 10-inch, eight-tooth weed blade; and 10-inch, 80-tooth saw blade.


Venture Products

The HQ680 Tough Cut Mower has a large baffled front opening; three heavy-duty blades; cutting heights of 3, 3 5/8 and 4.5 inches; and rear adjustment for deck pitch.


Vrisimo

The FM60-M front-mount PTO flail mower features a working width of 60 inches; pin-on, quick-hitch mounting system; and adjustable rear roller.

Guides to Blowers & Vacs, Soil Amendments & Conditioners and Topdressers, Spreaders & Seeders will be featured in the August issue of Turf.