Re: 30" Brush mower is awesome.
I bought a new rear guard for my 30" deck and have a cpl old ones here but want to find someone to cut one of them down to half-height to put on the front.
It'll be cheaper to just find a used front guard.
For serious brush-hogging, you don't want any guard on the front. The name of the game is letting all the debris (of which there will be a lot) out of there ASAP. As well as making it easier to get at the big stuff like rose bushes.
It does mean you have to be a bit more careful what's in the line of fire, but as long as you're out away from the house and the dog, there's generally not much of a hazard there.
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