Been working the hell out of the 2.4 hp Stihl FS240 brush cutter the last two weeks. Used up 5 gallons US of 2 cycle gasoline mix.
Catching the different weeds heads after full stems growth and just before the seed heads would pop, and distribute out.
Macerate them up with a double string set head and I only have to do this once a year.
Do too early, and many of the weeds will grow back needing a second and even third whacking.
The County-Weed patrol truck has been cruising by weekly looking to ticket me if I let them seed out.
This is one application where time&labor needs gasoline dense power to get the job done in the limited time of drought-growth slowing and seeds heads maturing.
I,ve had to clear so far a combined 1800 lineal x 6-12’ feet width of roads edge and drainage ditches of fire hazards grasses and weeds.
Plus another ~30,000 suare feet of rough, rocky, stumpy open drone viewable property.
Ha! Only two wild ground hornets stings this year so far for my unexpected involuntary arthritis treatments. Face and one glove and shirt sleeve gapped wrist.
Now next to get the 2.5 and 5.5 horsepower chains saws working for next winter fire wood.
Sorry to say because my weather downed limbs and machine pushed up trees are in the brush/bramble and big machines pushed up and compacted piles this is another application I could not time/laborwise live with woodgas power-loss; or electric slowness, bulk and connected tie downs.
I have to clamber/push my way into the the harvest woods and arm carry and wheel barrow out the cut wood.
Stationary, taking the sectionals to be cut to a cutting station would result in far too much ground disturbance and resulting slope erosion.
Realize: the good machinable sections went out with the dollars harvest previously
What I burn for my winter heating would normally be machine bunched up into large piles. Seasonally burnt up to clears away.
Sometimes by-mans-hand is much more reasonable than using 2-3 pieces of big diesel equipment.
And doing by-hand/man-worked you really do need all of the get’er done assistance you can afford to invest into.
We each of us only have just so much sweating time and life-hours in us.
. . . and measure your results by the size of the woodpile made . . . not how much noise made; and fuels expended to make that pile. Racing is for fools, and entertainers. I am entertained bones roasting to the woodstove 250 days of the year reading, and watching old movies.