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Jari Sickle Bar Mowers

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Hello all. I have A LOT of blackberry, old forsythia, and brambles to cut; the thickest of which is probably 1.5". I wanted to purchase a brush mower but mowers such as DR's, Billy Goats, and Simplicity are pretty steep; even a used Billy Goat is around $900 in my area (which is Westchester County, NY). I've seen a bunch of Jari sickle bar mowers for sale anywehre from $150 to $275, mostly the 3 HP version. I have two questions about these mowers:

1. Do they still manufacture/make parts for these? If I bought one, am I buying something that is going to be a pain in the arse to find parts for if/when I have to fix it?

2. Will it be strong enough to cut the above mentioned brush?

Thanks for all your help!
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A friend of mine has a couple old Bachtold brush mowers from the 60's that he uses to mow trails on his hunting land. You know, the kind with the spinning blade in the front and NO guards whatsoever? lol

That thing will cut through 1.5" trees like nothing at all. They sure are fun to use...
"Look for an old Moz-All. If you take off the side skirt it converts from a mulcher into a VERY aggressive brush cutter. The engine is immune form blade impact damage decelerations because, like the DR, it is belt driven. I've used one to cut off ridiculously thick plants.
Speak of the devil...
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