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High wheel trimmer



It's that time of the year again, and I want to clear trails around my deer hunting shack. I've done this in the past with a hand held brush whip/cutter, and am considering a wheeled whip, or high wheel trimmer. It kind of looks like a lawn mower with a circular whip out front. Has anyone used one of these, and how well do they work? Any brand better than others? I've looked at a Swisher, Sears, Husqvarna, and DR. After awhile they all look the same. Are they hard to push around on uneven ground? Will they cut heavy grass, weeds, and thin growth?

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I bought a acreage 6 years ago, and one of the first things I bought was the high wheel string trimmer..(Sears) I used it extensively the first year, and on and off since then. Its a work horse, for sure.. It will take down anything weedy, and small woody stuff up to about 3/8"

The more wood you cut, the more replacement strings you will need, but theyre a breeze to replace.. Carry extras with you, and keep the gas can handy, because when its cutting, its also drinking heavy..

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I have a DR Trimmer, 6.5 hp they do cut high grass well on ruff grades, couple of things, Buy your line .155 in rolls and cut to length yourself, cheaper then the pre cut and keep cut grass off the top of cutter so the engine can get air. I blow mine off with the air compressor every time I use it. There is a knack for cutting really high grass so that it all falls off to one side keeping your cutting area clean. Works way better then a string trimmer and mine is at least ten years old and gets heavy use a couple of times a year.

The DR also sells a cutting blade that you can attach to cut small trees down, something that might pay for itself if you have a lot of brush clearing to be done.

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