Rough Cut Trail Mowers by Swisher
Swisher Commercial Pro 24 Inch Walk Behind Rough Cut Mower (WHERC10224C)
Swisher 52 Inch Electric Start Rough Cut Tow Behind Trail Cutter (RC14552CPKA)
Swisher 44 Inch Rough Cut Tow Behind Trail Cutter (RC11544BS)
Swisher 44 Inch Electric Start Rough Cut Tow Behind Trail Cutter (RC14544CPKA)
Dirty Hand Tools 46 Inch Electric Start Rough Cut Tow Behind Trail Cutter (106717)
Swisher 24 Inch Walk Behind Rough Cut Mower (WBRC11524C)
Dirty Hand Tools 46 Inch Electric Start Rough Cut Tow Behind Trail Cutter (106922)
Rough Cut Mower 101
A rough cut mower is not your standard lawn mower. The difference is in the name. Rough cut mowers are not designed to finish your grass. Their job is to take on the rough stuff. You might also see them called brush mowers or brush hogs, which is an apt description. Rough cut mowers are designed to take down woody materials and brush up to 3” in diameter.
How do they work?
Unlike your typical lawn mower, which moves three blades at high speed, rough cut mowers uses a lower speed and more power. There is often only one blade. It looks blunt, but it’s tough enough take down small trees. The blade often rotates more slowly than a lawn mower, but it requires a lot of horsepower.
Rough cut mowers can be towed behind a tractor or pushed from behind like a typical lawn mower.
When would I use one?
The slow powerful blades of the rough cut mower are for taking down brush, grasses and woody material. Unlike your lawn motor, a rough cut mower can even take down some small trees. A good fit for a rough cut mower is clearing a field. They can also be helpful for getting rid of certain bushes, like blackberries. Many of these bushes have thorns. It’s often easier to use the rough cut mower to chop down the bush. Then you can pick up the debris with gloves on later.
A rough cut mower can handle rougher terrain than your lawn mower. Many of them are even designed to intake rocks without damage to the system.
What will my lawn look like?
Rough cut mowers are designed for brush. If you are mowing down a blackberry bush, the finished product will be some woody debris material. It should be fairly easy to clear this by hand. However, rough cut mowers do not provide a precise finish. Not all the blackberry bushes will be chopped down at the exact same length. If you want to finish the area with a precise cut, you’ll have to switch to a finish cut or lawn mower.
Rough cut mowers, also known as brush hogs, are designed to clear fields of bushes and brush. A sturdy mower, they use high horsepower to move slowly through brush-filled areas. They tend to be heavier than lawn mowers. Sometimes they can weigh up to 300 lbs. These heavy systems can be pushed from behind like a lawn mower or pulled by a tractor. Use these sturdy mowers to clear the way in areas that your lawn mower can’t handle.