Bush Hog Vs Brush Hog | What It Is & Which Do We Do?

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Today we wanted to come and share with you a pretty big Bush Hog & Brush Hog job we did the other day in Kannapolis, NC. Cleared out a couple of bushes, tall grass, and trimmed back their trees.

Now you might be more familiar with bush hog, or at least I am, so I wanted to discuss the difference between bush hog and brush hog. That way you can have a clear understanding of both if you’re like me and only accustomed to hearing one of these terms.

What Does It Mean To Bush Hog?

First of all, a bush hog is a piece of equipment that is synonymous with the process it is used for. It is a large, flat, usually square or rectangular attachment with large blades that spin similarly to how a lawnmower blades function but much bigger.

It can have one or more blades working together which makes it really effective in cutting through thick brush like vines, small bushes, and other vegetation. The unit is typically pulled by a tractor though some are standalone machinery.

(We use the tractor method [at the time of this writing])

The process of bush hogging is when you use a bush hog to eat up thick brush like when you clear off a piece of land that has been overgrown due to lack of maintenance or other reasons.

Brush Hog Uncovered

This term is also new to me although after researching I know EXACTLY what it is talking about. Coming from Bermuda, I never encountered these until I went to college here to North Carlina.

(We don’t have many trees in Bermuda. One of the things I absolutely LOVE about NC is the trees! Probably like you may love the blue, clear ocean that is an easy sight when you live on an island 😉 )

So anyway, a brush hog attachment is very similar to a bush hog but has a very different purpose. With a brush hog, the device will be flipped up on its side.

This way it can cut back overgrown trees and brush. To get a good understanding, check out the video but to sum it up, do you know those machines that cut back the trees?

If you live out in the country you’ll see them sometimes in areas with lots of trees that grow over the road. It looks like its ‘mowing’ the trees.

If you know what I’m talking about, that is a brush hog. So you can see that it is in fact very different than a bush hog.

Brush Hog Vs Bush Hog – What’s The Difference?

Ok, now, Brush Hog Vs Bush Hog, what’s the difference??

The biggest difference between the two processes is that with brush hogging the device turns horizontally to trim back the sides of trees and bushes. For example, trimming back low hanging branches of trees that grow over roads. That will be done with a brush hog.

With bush hogging, the land itself is cleared from brush, small bushes, tall grass, and other overgrown vegetation. You would use a bush hog in cases that are too thick for your lawnmower to handle.

Unless you are a landscaping, construction, farming or another heavy labor professional, you likely won’t have access to a brush hog or a bush hog which means you can hire a company like United Family Lawn Care. 

How Much Does It Cost To Bush Hog?

If you are going to hire a company, or course you’re wondering what the price is going to be. The thing is, there’s no real way to tell because land is unique making every job different.

It might be worrying but finding a company that is friendly and cares about your needs makes the process so much more comfortable. It would be a good idea to let them know upfront what your budget is as well so that you all can create a plan that works for everyone.

For instance, we will work with your budget but we also run into clients who underestimate or overestimate costs. In these cases, we’re able to help them see what will cost more or less like hills, tree roots and flat land will all affect the price.

Some other factors you will need to consider are the size of the area you need to be cleared, the time it may take to complete the job, and how much people will be needed to get it done in a timely manner. Of course, you still won’t be able to come up with an exact number but at least you can start to come up with a rough estimate of how much it might cost you.

If you want to speak with us about a bush hogging job you might have you can click the button below or call the number in the header to speak with Jeff in person.

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Bush Hog Vs Brush Hog; Which Do We Do?


Although we’re familiar with both pieces of equipment and processes, at the time of this writing, May 2020, we do bush hogging. I mentioned in the beginning of this article that I would share the results of a job we took care of in Kannapolis, North Carolina.

Although the costs is confidential I can share with you that a job this size took 3 laborers but I’m not sure how long it took. You can also see how bush hogging cleared the piece of land quite nicely.

Jeff and his team did an excellent job here, wouldn’t you agree?

Hopefully sometime in the near future, we can offer brush hogging as well as we’re currently in the process of buying more equipment as we grow together.

Remember that you are our top priority so please never hesitate to give us a call and chat with Jeff about your needs. He is very helpful and will do everything to work with you, your budget, and your schedule.

You can find all of our contact details in the contact form above or click the button below to find the method that is right for you. Look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions about bush hogging or brush hogging, please leave them in the comments box below. If I don’t know the answer I’ll ask Jeff about it for you 🙂

How To Get In Touch If You Live In Our Area

Now that you understand what bush hoggin and brush hogging are, I encourage you to seek professional help to do so. If you live in our area, United Family Lawn Care Services will gladly handle the job for you. If you live somewhere else, I hope that you can find a good quality lawn care service that suits your needs.


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