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!