New PECO Inc. announced its TBB-3002 Brush Blazer. Featuring a 48-inch cut width, the Brush Blazer is the stand-alone solution between smaller-scale lawn units and large, commercial forestry attachments. The Brush Blazer packs an exceptional amount of power, which boosts productivity and allows the unit to tackle trees up to 4 inches in diameter.
The Brush Blazer is the ideal tool for clearing underbrush and trees, performing trail maintenance, cleaning retention ponds or clearing right-of-ways. The unit is also ideal for hazardous vegetation management and wildfire prevention. It is available with a 28-horsepower Briggs & Stratton Vanguard or a 27-horsepower Kohler EFI engine
Filling a gap between small-scale units and large forestry equipment, the Brush Blazer offers a mid-sized option with exceptional productivity. Key to its quick return on investment is the ability to clear more area faster with fewer workers. In optimal cutting conditions, the Brush Blazer can clear up to six acres per day and is proven to complete twice the work with half the manpower. The unit features a five-gallon tank that allows a run time ranging from four to six hours, depending on the job’s terrain and material.
The Brush Blazer’s rotary brush cutting system features two half-inch-thick steel discs, each with three hardened steel flail blades. The weight of the discs and the mass of the blades give the unit the strength and momentum needed to plow through tall grass, tough brush and woody material. The flail blades are easy to sharpen and are double sided for extra longevity.
PECO’s brush cutter features easy-to-use controls for smooth, safe operation. Two levers for speed and steering operate similar to a zero-turn mower. An operator presence safety switch requires pressure to run the engine, ensuring operator safety during use. The self-propelled unit has infinitely variable speeds up to 5 mph, making operation efficient and easy – even when clearing steep ditches or rough terrain.
The Brush Blazer features a hydrostatic track drive system for smooth, efficient operation in a variety of terrains and conditions. The track system and the front-end sled configuration provide exceptional traction while also ensuring stability when working on steep grades or slopes. Additionally, the track design minimizes the ground pressure of the 1,250-pound unit to only three pounds per square inch, making it an effective tool for even the most sensitive areas. And, because it is relatively small and compact, the Brush Blazer is ideal for hard-to-reach areas where commercial attachments, skid steers or other equipment may be too large.
The Brush Blazer weighs 1,250 pounds, is 59 inches wide and 96 inches long. It is easily transported on a standard landscape trailer or even in the bed of an 8-foot pickup truck.