Which Billy Goat Brushcutter is Right for You?

Do you need a better way to remove thick brush? Whether you’re cleaning up a lawn that was let untouched for years or clearing out new land, Billy Goat’s Outback brushcutters are the perfect tool for the job. They make several models, giving you the choice between speed, hill traction and finish quality. Which Billy Goat Outback brushcutter is right for you?

What is an Outback?

Billy Goat’s Outback series gives you the same power as a tractor-driven brushcutter, but in a size that’s manageable for small spaces. They can work alongside a tractor, going into small spaces between trees and other obstacles, or be used alone. Outback models have a 26 inch wide deck that can cut brush 6 feet high, grass and weeds up to 8 feet high, and saplings up to 2 inches in diameter. Depending on the terrain, you can expect these machines to cover just under one acre per hour.

These machines are a great choice for rental companies, because they don’t have the cost and complexity of a PTO brushcutter. If you can use a walk-behind mower, it doesn’t take long to get up to speed with an Outback.

The cutting blade mounts to a reinforced spindle with four mounting points. This spreads the load across the deck, so it has no trouble shrugging off impacts. The blade is flat, so it doesn’t create vacuum like a regular mower. This improves cutting performance at the cost of finish quality. Rubber rear deck trim makes it easier to back over stumps, so you can cut as close to them as possible.

Plow-style handles maintain a comfortable arm position, and put all the controls within reach, including the transmission gear selector. Wide tractor tires provide enough ground contact to roll easily over uneven surfaces, while Honda’s bulletproof GX390 engine provides power for all versions of these machines.


This brushcutter has a simple mechanical transaxle with three forward speeds and a reverse gear. It uses a fixed deck that makes it easier to roll over hills and uneven ground, although this comes at the expense of cut quality.

This brush mower has an articulating deck that tilts left and right up to 12 degrees. This lets it better follow rough terrain, keeping blade height consistent for a better finish.

The BC2600HE comes with a Tuff Torq hydrostatic transmission. Enhanced Traction Control (ETC) automatically locks the wheels when they start to slip. Top speed is 2.8 MPH going forward and 1 MPH in reverse. This model is stable enough to use on slopes up to 20 degrees.


This model has an electric starter with a recoil backup. Otherwise, it is identical to the BC2600HE.


While the other Outback models have decks that ride on skids, this model uses caster wheels to support the front end. This makes the BC2600HH easier to turn, making ideal for lawns filled with trees and other obstacles. The casters are also lockable, which helps the machine track straight when cutting across hills. The deck can be set to a height between 1.77 and 3.74 inches. It uses the same Tuff Torq transmission and ETC system as the HE and HEBH.

Need Help with Your Billy Goat Equipment?

Billy Goat Parts carries OEM parts and accessories to replace everything on your equipment. We’re not just a Billy Goat dealer, we’re also an authorized dealer for Honda Engines and Tuff Torq transmissions. We have sections for common parts like mowers blade for fast ordering. Our search engine can also show you parts specific to your model. These listings include factory descriptions and parts diagrams, so you can be sure you’re ordering exactly what you need. To order, visit us at www.billygoatparts.com. We ship across the United States and Canada.

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One Response to Which Billy Goat Brushcutter is Right for You?

  1. Clarence says:

    Owner of BC2600HE,
    What are the blade specifications?
    What other types of heavier duty blades can be used?
    Can carbide radius blades be used?

    I have a lot of heavy exposed dirty roots by lake from saplings that need cutting. I’m not sure if my stock blade can safely chop through the thick wood. Maybe a carbide radius blade can cut it?

    Anyway, just wondering what my other blade options are, and what others are using on this type of brushcutter.

    Clarence, Michigan

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