John Brown of Weare, NH has worked in land clearing and vegetation management since the 1950`s. His first contracts were transmission line clearing for local utilities (power lines), starting in New Hampshire, then on to Maine, Connecticut, Vermont, and New York as his reputation for quality work and high productivity grew. In the 1970`s, his company diversified into high volume herbicide applications for electric and pipeline ROW’s. On selling this business in the early – mid 1980`s, he focused on commercial land clearing, and turned his attention to inventing the Brontosaurus land clearing system.

Company details

14 B & B Lane , Weare , New Hampshire 03281 USA

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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Agriculture
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

John Brown of Weare, NH has worked in land clearing and vegetation management since the 1950′s. His first contracts were transmission line clearing for local utilities (power lines), starting in New Hampshire, then on to Maine, Connecticut, Vermont, and New York as his reputation for quality work and high productivity grew. In the 1970′s, his company diversified into high volume herbicide applications for electric and pipeline ROW’s. On selling this business in the early – mid 1980′s, he focused on commercial land clearing, and turned his attention to inventing the Brontosaurus land clearing system. John foresaw the decline in herbicide use, especially in the Northeast. His goal was to develop a machine that would perform safely and satisfactorily year round in the varied terrain and weather conditions of central New England. The Brontosaurus land clearing mulching head met this challenge – as word spread, John patented his system and set up a subsidiary, J.C.B. Leasing, to manufacture and market the Bronto forestry and brush clearing attachment throughout North America and beyond. Presently John Brown & Sons operates over 20 Brontosaurus Mowers and other land clearing equipment in central New England, and clear and/or maintain thousands of acres per year.

The major markets for the Brontosaurus Mowers continue to grow and expand for owners and end users, to include:

    • Electric Utilities – Transmission and distribution ROW’s
    • Oil and gas pipe lines installation and maintenance
    • Public Works and DOT vegetation management
    • Forestry applications. Selective thinning of parks and woodlands, pre-harvest thinning, post-harvest slash reduction, plantation and nursery maintenance
    • Railroad vegetation control from both “on” and “off” track
    • Fish and wildlife habitat maintenance and diversification
    • Wetlands mitigation
    • Ski area maintenance
    • US DOD Military bases, vegetation management for Army, Air Force, and Naval bases
    • Commercial and residential development clearing, including selective thinning and clearing of building lots and roadways

 

In all the listed applications, the Bronto is hard to beat for its ability to work safely and productively in about any terrain, during all seasons, under wet or dry, hot or cold conditions, leaving a remarkably clean and neat work site with no stumps and stubble, and a finished product which is a uniformly sized biodegradable mulch.

The use of carriers with worldwide recognition, and access to sales, parts and service is another reason for the Bronto’s success. The industry is rife with stories of brush cutters / forestry mowers gathering rust due to unavailability of parts and service.