Land clearing is the removal of trees and vegetation from a plot of land for its conversion and development for human use. Land clearing is an arduous operation that requires special machinery. Preparing a piece of land for development requires many different steps to produce a soil that is devoid of trees and leveled evenly.
Thankfully, modern technology has helped builders, farmers, and landscapers alike by reducing the need for human power and substituting it with specialized machinery, bringing with it an increase in productivity and diminishing the time required to clear an area. Some of the most widely used and popular land clearing machines used for farming and landscaping are:
1. Rotary Cutters
Rotary cutters are a type of mowing machine that uses a rotating blade to cut the vegetation. When in good shape with quality rotary cutter parts and blades, these machines can cut grass efficiently and fast but they depend on having a well leveled land, without rocks or other objects in the ground.
Rotary cutters are commonly used by farmers to cut the grass on a large plot of land, as close to the ground as possible, before sowing the seeds, and so avoid having the grass to high when its time to harvest. In landscaping, rotary cutters allow landscapers and gardeners to mow large areas, like gardens or football fields, and make the area look tidy.
2. Finishing Mowers
Finishing mowers are machinery especially designed for cutting large areas of land quickly, making them ideal for maintaining the appearance of lawns in houses and public spaces. They can cut vast areas of lawn quickly and mowing it as short as the user desires.
This makes finishing mowers ideal for landscaping and lawncare professionals who can mow a plot of land quickly leaving a smooth yard-like finish. They are also used often by farmers and governmental authorities to mow roadsides to give drivers a clear view of any clear view of any obstacle should they need to pull over.
3. Flail Mowers
A flair mower is a more robust version of a mower that is able to handle heavier grass/scrub that other types of mowers wouldn’t be able to. This is because flair mowers use small flails, instead of a blade, that work as small hammers that crushes everything on its path: including grass weeds, branches, and even bricks and stones.
Flail mowers are extremely useful in farming and land clearing since they can easily mow down tall grass and anything that is amongst it. If the terrain is to be landscaped then a Flair Mower is used for the first mow. They are also used in agroforestry to cut and trim hedges by using them in a more upright position.
4. Rotary Tillers
Rotary tillers are a special type of equipment that can be found in any farm in the world. They are usually drawn by a tractor – although smaller versions exists and can be pushed by a single person – and they pierce the ground as they are dragged through a field. This serves to prepare the soil before sowing it by disturbing the surface it in a controlled way, killing the weeds surrounding it, and ensuring air circulates through the soil.
5. Hay Rakes
Hay rakes are machines used in farming to cut and gather hay into windrows that will later be collected. Hay rakes used in agriculture are usually self-propelled and are able to rake a large an allotment of land with relative speed, gathering the hay in small bundles so that they can be collected by a loader wagon.
Farming hay rakes are an evolution of Rakes that are still used today by gardeners and landscapers to scrape the soil and collect leaves, hay, grass, and other sources of debris that are lying loose on the ground.
To find these types of land clearing machines, replacement parts, and other similar forms of equipment, visit:
German–Bliss Equipment Inc.
215 Fairlane Dr
East Peoria IL 61611