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.

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Jonsered

Offers a full line of chain saws from 38 to 85cc. The 55cc CS 2255 Turbo model features Jonsered’s Clean Power engine technology for better fuel economy and emissions reduction; air-purge primer; decompression valve; side-access chain tensioner; and steel coil spring anti-vibration dampeners.


Rack ‘Em

Rack ‘Em offers the RA-3 hedge trimmer/chain saw rack for enclosed trailers. The unit is 34 inches tall, with a 13-inch long crossbar, and can hold almost anything with a loop-style handle. Offers racks for a variety of equipment and supplies, including gas cans, tools, oil and more.


Turf Teq

The self-propelled 1305BC Brush Cutter features a 13 hp Honda engine and a fully hydrostatic forward/reverse transmission. The variable-angle cutting head allows operation in difficult-to-mow areas. The deck pivots to the left up to 1 foot beyond the handlebars and has an adjustable cutting height.


Vandermolen

The WOOD-PRO 25Qi160 AVP is a one-hopper chipper and shredder. Powered by a 16 hp Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine, it has a 25-inch, triple-action rotor activated by a manual clutch, four twin flails, triple fixed cutter, standard 360-degree swivel discharge chute and 2-inch ball hitch.


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.


Cub Cadet

The CSV 050 features a 1.5-inch chipping capacity, 24-inch vacuum width, hardened steel chipper blade and flail knives, and 2-bushel collection bag.


Eliet

Offers self-propelled mobile chippers featuring the Chopping Principle—blades cut with the wood grain like little hatchets, using less power.


Harper Industries

The Goossen Chipper Shredder comes in a trailer-mounted unit powered by an 18 hp Honda engine and a PTO-driven model that mounts to a three-point hitch.


Karl Kuemmerling

Mitts & Merrill K-Series drum chippers are available in manual and hydraulic-feed styles. The drum employs a staggered cutting knife configuration.


Leonardi

Leonardi manufactures a full line of tree care products and is a Simonds brush chipper blade dealer, supplying high-quality, American-made blades.


MacKissic

The SC262-18VEMC Chip N Shred features 48 free-swinging hammers, 4-inch chipping capacity, two chipper knives and 18 hp Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine.


Rayco

The RC 12 comes with an 86 hp Cat diesel engine, PULSE down pressure system, self-adjusting hydraulic clutch and planetary feed wheel motor.


CHAIN SAWS

Bailey’s

Offers Efco, Echo, Solo and Makita chain saws, saw chain, bars and thousands of replacement OEM and aftermarket parts.


Blount

Oregon 91VXL saw chain features a longer top plate, advanced grind geometry, Vibe-Ban to reduce vibration by up to 25 percent and LubriLink tie straps.


Cub Cadet

The CS 3916 has a 16-inch, commercial-grade bar; anti-vibration handle; inertia chain brake; no-tool access to air filter and spark plug; and variable automatic oiler.


Echo

The CS-450 offers a 45cc Power Boost Vortex engine, dual-post chain brake and standard 18-inch bar and chain, with 16 and 20-inch lengths available.


Efco

MT7200 and MT8200 chain saws are equipped with an anti-vibration system and a carburetor isolated from the crankcase by four anti-vibration mounts.


Husqvarna

The 346XP has the TrioBrake chain brake system, which provides slow kickback protection for the user, locking the chain when activated.


RedMax

The GZ3500T weighs in at 7.3 pounds and features a 35.2cc, 1.94 hp Strato-Charged engine, pre-cleaning air induction and self-compensating carburetor.


W.E. Chapps

Chain saw Chapps are made of four-ply Kevlar with a Cordura nylon outer shell. They secure with plastic buckles/nylon straps or Velcro fasteners/elastic straps.


BRUSH CUTTERS

Brown Products

The Brush OX features a hydrostatic transaxle and 13 hp Honda engine with electric start. It cuts brush and saplings up to 2.5 inches in diameter.


Canycom USA

The CG431 has a 44 hp Kubota diesel engine, two-range hydrostatic transmission and operator platform that automatically levels itself.


CEAttachments

The EDGE Rotary Brush Mower cuts material up to 3 inches in diameter, has front and rear safety chains and is available for standard and high-flow skid steers.


Efco

The 18-pound SharpPro 8530 features a 2.8 hp, 52.5cc engine; handlebar grip; three-piece, heavy-duty clutch; and 50.7-fluid-ounce fuel tank.


Husqvarna

The 343FR has an E-Tech engine and Smart Start for easy starting. The 335FR has an X-Torq engine, which consumes less fuel and emits less exhaust.


Land Pride

The RCR18 Series rotary cutter for 20 to 50 hp tractors comes in 60 and 72-inch widths with a floating, three-point, fully welded deck and 1-inch cutting capacity.


Peco

The Brush Blazer is equipped with a 26 hp Kohler EFI engine, hydraulic pumps and motors, and a heavily reinforced 48-inch deck with flail blades.


Shindaiwa

The C282 offers a 28.9cc, 1.4 hp engine; two-ring piston; chrome-plated cylinder; hollow, 8 mm steel main shaft; and large four-shoe clutch.


Venture Products

The Ventrac HQ680 Tough Cut Mower features three heavy-duty blades, three cutting heights (3, 3 5/8 and 4.5 inches) and large baffled front opening.


Don’t miss the August issue of Turf, featuring guides to Topdressers, Spreaders & Seeders; Blowers & Vacs; and Soil Amendments & Conditioners.