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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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I am battling a stand of invasive Japanese Knotweed and I bought a 3 HP Jari Chief last year. I use it every week to keep the knotweed under control. The knotweed appears like bamboo and can be an inch or larger at the base. The jari does not have any problems with knotweed but something denser would probably stop it. I certainly does not like fence wire.

There is a gravely with a brushhog and other attachements listed on CL in western MA right now. That should not be all that far from you.

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