John Brown & Sons 2009November 2009
John Brown & Sons operates over 20 Brontosaurus mowers and other clearing equipment in central New England. The company originally began in the area of herbicide applications for electric and pipeline rights-of-way (ROWs), but eventually moved to commercial land clearing.
John Brown & Sons’ goal was to produce a machine that would perform safely and satisfactorily year-round in varied weather and in different terrains. The patented design fixed and flail tooth mower, the Brontosaurus, does a great job of meeting this challenge.
The Bronto from John Brown & Sons is easy to use, has a long tool life (up to 300 hours), is compatible with almost any other carrier, and is a low-maintenance machine. There are four different types of Brontosaurus mowers: the Evo, Flail, Compact, and Skid Steer. All four types require only two grease fittings and are adaptable to whatever job is required.
The major markets for the Bronto continue to grow and expand, and now include the following:
- Electric utilities (transmission and distribution ROWs)
- Oil and gas pipelines installation and maintenance
- Public works and Department of Transportation (DOT) vegetation management
- Forestry applications (such as the selective thinning of parks and woodlands, preharvest thinning, postharvest slash reduction, plantation, and nursery maintenance)
- Fish and wildlife habitat maintenance and diversification
- Wetlands mitigation
- Commercial and residential development clearing, including selective thinning and clearing of building lots and roadways
- DOT and other municipal and vegetation management applications
In all of the listed applications, the Bronto is hard to beat for its ability to work safely and efficiently. The Bronto can work under all weather conditions and in all terrains, leaving a clean worksite with no stumps and stubble. It is also able to leave behind eco-friendly, biodegradable mulch, which can be reused.
Another part of the Bronto’s success is the vast availability of parts for the machine. Whether the job calls for a fixed or flail tooth design mower, John Brown & Sons has created mowers that have become the standard for brush and forestry applications, so it’s hard to go wrong. For more information, please visit www.brownbronto.com. ■
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