July 11, 2017
Great... Great machine. 4 acres of western brush and thistles cut, over 6 feet tall on a steep grade. Smashes through thistle stalks on the lowest power setting. This thing eats brush that would choke the green machines.
January 25, 2018
Dollar for dollar you can’t beat this machine! Clears forest underbrush with ease...if you can drive over it, it will cut it down. A couple of small improvements like hand guards, solid front tires, and an expanded mesh guard on the back to protect the hydro-gear zt’s and it would be perfect. Thanks for a quality/value combo...that’s rare in this market!
James Fricks -
May 08, 2018
Got this mower to maintain 31 acres of honeysuckle vines small trees and hedges, I had a bobcat and a skid pro brush cutter that worked well except the blades but had to sell. When I first found the bradley brush buster I was kind of sceptical due to the lack of reviews and videos I could find but I liked the specs.and the weight. Most of the other brands had lots of reviews and videos but a lot lighter and the steel was not there. From my experience with bigger bushcutters they take a beating and you need weight and steel. My first try took sometime getting use to the controls about half a day then to the brush I went right up the side of a steep hill this thing is like a tank but very effective which cuts honeysuckle like butter and the small trees is where the weight is needed since there no cut away in the front of the mower to chop away at the trees, you have to use the weight to push the tree over some, so the blades can make contact with the trees. I cut some trees that surpass my expectations and the traction was good. I agree with the other reviews about the hydros being a must have if you plan on getting on hills and tight places. The problems that some of the other reviews stated about the clearance of the mower happened to me one time till I figured out that after cutting the tree I needed to back up and go back over the stump again to cut lower. I did all of my cutting with the front wheels down that made getting around on the hill easier for me every thing seems well built time will tell. My only complaint if I needed one would be the hand controls it will give you a forearm workout after awhile had to stop and let my hands and forearms rest but should get better with time for the money I could not find another brushcutter that comes close and if you call for more information and questions Chris and Tom where there for me because I had lots of questions, thanks to Chris and Tom and last I will say if you purchase this mower make sure you have a 5/8 wrench some sockets because it ships in a steel frame and the wheels and back counter weight plate has to be assembled but no big deal.
Gerald Jones -
May 19, 2018
I bought this Dec. 2017 started using it regularly in May and I tell you what this thing is an animal! I went over large honeysuckle, up to 4 inch saplings, downed rotted logs . If it will go over it- it will cut it! It was pricy but well worth the money! I think I will take a small chainsaw with me next time I work it so I can put a small cut low on the larger honeysuckle to make it easier to push over, and pulverized . After all it's not a bulldozer!
May 23, 2018
I live on a farm and maintain most of the place with large tractors and bigger mowers. I purchased this to cut prickers and autumn olive in tight places that makes it hard to use a tractor. First impression this brush mower is very well built. I have an 8 foot brush hog and a 10 foot woods brush/pasture mower and the deck on the bradley is as well built if not better.(kind of hard to believe but it is). I only have six hours on the Bradley but man did I get a bunch done in that six hours. I do not have much experience with Briggs and Stratton engines but I am really impressed with this 25 hp comercial turf model. It is quiet and very smooth with a lot of power. I changed the oil and oil filter and it was super easy, it actually has a tube to drain the oil.(no mess). The hydro controls are very smooth and responsive. I would recommend this brush mower to anyone. One last thing that this is great for. I mowed both sides of my four rail horse fence, about a half mile, so easy to control that I can mow so close that there is hardly any weed whipping to do, kind of a bonus I wasn't expecting. Well done Bradley Mowers and thanks for making such a great product.
December 06, 2018
I want to personally thank Tom for helping with the entire purchase, shipping, and delivery process. The brush mower has exceeded initial expectations and easily mows down anything it can push and run over. Operation is fairly straightforward and once the pace is set it's fairly simple to manage the heavy machine. I'm looking forward to many years of use.
Reid A. Schulze -
June 14, 2019
I was pleasantly surprised when I first saw my Brushbuster on the FedEx dock. The size of the machine is imposing and its obvious that it means business. After taking it off the shipping frame, adding fuel and oil, I went to work on the dense privet brush that has smothered our property. This is undoubtably one of the finest machines that I have ever seen, and I am quite certain that there is not anything else on the market that approaches its capabilities. The quality and workmanship are top notch, and it will not be the weak link in the man/machine interface. I did have a warranty issue, which was solved by Tom promptly and courteously. I give this machine two thumbs up!
January 12, 2020
Awesome machine for heavy under brush and smaller laurel on mountain acreage. The wide rear wheels maintain plenty of traction going up and down slopes. We keep a come-along handy since we managed to get it stuck once (should have waited for drier weather) and the machine is very heavy. Absolutely love it for blazing trails to different portions of our property.
September 18, 2020
This machine is a beast. Makes the competition look like a fidget spinner. Western WA rainforest brush is the worst there is, this machine tears through. Learn the controls and technique, this is a man’s mower. Rips thistles like they aren’t even there.
April 13, 2021
I bought this to replace a smaller machine from another brand. Like others have said this thing is built like a tank and if you can run over it it will chop it down. I use it to maintain my hunting lease and mow about 1.5 acres with it regularly. I never installed the rear counterweight, but instead added a plate that then allowed me to attach their TS2000N sulky. Now I can just stand as I mow. The machine has so much power it doesn't even know I am there. My only complaint is that I wish it had a higher top speed. When I am just mowing tall grass and weeds I think it would still mow fine even if it was moving considerably faster.
Ron Canada -
August 25, 2021
This machine cuts great. Well worth the price. I've chopped small trees with this. I cleared over 6 acres in just a few days. I've had it for 2+ years now. I've never had an issue with service and warranty issues. Bradley folks have all been great.
Some of the supplier parts need to be more robust- PTO switch and pins for the front casters come to mind. Again all were replaced under warranty.
February 21, 2022
We've had this machine about a week now and I have to say it has more than impressed. It's absurd how much power the machine has for a walk behind unit. Check out our review and footage of the Bradley Brush Buster in action at the link above! Watch to the end for a link to a short 40 second clip of the machine going through a tree so fast it startled us causing us to release the operator presence controls demonstrating how quickly they work to keep the operator safe. An awesome addition to our small list of equipment.