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Best Brush Cutter for Grass and Brush

Blue diamond 36 inch brush cutter on excavator

Best Brush Cutter for Grass and Brush

How an I be sure I am getting the right brush cutter when cutting grass and brush? 

Whether you are a dealer working on a machine deal or an user that is seeking out the best bang for their buck when buying a brush cutter, the dilemma always comes up. Should I buy a brush cutter attachment that will cut down six-inch trees or one that will cut through tall grass with ease? What  is the best brush cutter for grass and brush?

Here at Blue Diamond, we know that there is no need to compromise! You can achieve both with one machine and do it well! And you can keep your cutter well maintained with replacement parts including a brush cutter blade it!

Often, manufacturers design high end brush cutters strictly to take down brush and cut through larger material which means when they hit grass, all they leave is a mess. As the cutter approaches, it pushes the grass over, passes through with minimal cutting, stamps it down with the tracks of the machine, and leaves behind a bad haircut. Most brush cutter operators will need to mow a field or maintain clearled land, so this is a serious limited factor when purchasing a brush cutter.

Read on to learn about features to look out for so you know your brush cutter will be effective in grass!

brush cutter blade kit for replacement blades


The more blades the better. The old standard 2 blade cutters do not cut as cleanly as 3 and 4 blade models do. With more blades, the result is a finer mulch with less clumping.

Drop down blades instead or straight or sandwiched blades are key. Straight and sandwiched blades keep the blade too close to the blade carrier and result in pushing the grass over instead of cutting it. In addition, sandwiched blades go inside the blade carrier resulting in the blade carrier being lower than the blades themselves. This may work fine in brush cutting but causes problems when cutting grass.

Drop down blades allow for the cutting edge of the blade to be further from the deck and allow the grass to be standing instead of being bent over when being cut

Brush Cutter Blade Kit

Blue Diamond offers a brush cutter blade kit for your cutter when your blades need replacing. You can count on our genuine and high-quality kits for all the replacement pieces with one convenient order!

brush cutter in grass

Deck Height

The deck height is also a factor. For the same reasons as above, the deck to blade distance is what allows a proper cut, leaving the grass standing up and keeping the material from bogging the cutter down.


Don’t let manufacturer’s fool you with high tip speed claims. Your skid steer only has a set amount of hydraulic flow, and any cutter needs to have not only speed but torque as well. In thick green grass, torque is very important as the grass wraps around the blades and can bog the cutter down. 

Chain Curtains

Chain curtains make a huge difference! Look at the back edge of the deck for a chain curtain or a raised back to allow the grass to escape instead getting caught under the deck and bunching up. Rollers or decks that go all the way to the ground will pull grass along and periodically deposit large piles instead of leaving an even spread.

All of the Blue Diamond Brush Cutters are built with this in mind with thorough customer feedback and product testing. With constant changes and new developments, our products only get better with age and we confidently say that we have the best brush cutter for grass and brush!

Editor’s Note: We originally published this post in 2016 and we have since completely revamped and updated it for both accuracy and comprehensiveness.