About Brown Forestry Products

John Brown, hailing from Weare, New Hampshire, ventured into the land clearing and vegetation management in the 1950s. He began his journey with transmission line clearing contracts for local utilities in New Hampshire, and as his reputation for quality work became known, he expanded his services to Maine, Connecticut, Vermont, and New York. In the subsequent decade, John’s company ventured into extensive herbicide applications for electric and pipeline right-of-ways (ROWs). However, by the early 1980s, after selling this venture, John pivoted to commercial land clearing. Notably, he developed the innovative Brontosaurus (Mulching Head) land clearing system, sensing a potential decline in herbicide usage, particularly in the Northeast.

John’s vision was clear: he aimed to manufacture a machine adept at functioning efficiently throughout the year, irrespective of the diverse terrain and climatic shifts of central New England. The Brontosaurus Mulching Head was the fruit of this vision. As the business grew, John patented this system, establishing a subsidiary, J.C.B. Leasing, to usher in the Bronto forestry and Brush Clearing attachment to a wider North American. At present, John Brown & Sons commands an impressive fleet of over 30 Brontosaurus Mowers and various land clearing machinery, with operations spanning central New England to central and south Florida, maintaining vast expanses of land annually.

The Brontosaurus Mulching Head carved a niche in several markets, catering to:

  • Electric Utilities for transmission and distribution ROWs.
  • Maintenance and installation for oil and gas pipelines.
  • Vegetation management for Public Works and DOT.
  • Forestry tasks like selective thinning, pre and post-harvest maintenance, and plantation care.
  • Railroad vegetation management, both on and off-track.
  • Preservation of fish and wildlife habitats.
  • Wetland conservation.
  • Ski resort maintenance.
  • Vegetation management for US Department of Defense military bases, spanning the Army, Air Force, and Navy.
  • Commercial and residential clearing, emphasizing selective thinning for building sites and roads.

One of the features of the Bronto was its capability to function seamlessly across varied terrains, through every season, irrespective of the weather conditions. Its output? A finished work area, free of stumps, yielding a consistent biodegradable mulch.