Hi, We are looking at clearing our 2.5 acres of land of the brush that has been steadily growing and growing and growing. It is mostly French broom, tall grass and hemlock. So, none of it is really thick. Just alot of it and too much for a trimmer. So, does anyone have any experience with a brand that they recommend. I have looking into the Echo brushcutter. It is $600 and not really legal in CA, where we live. So, that is an obstacle. Seriously $600 though? We have other Echo brand things, and are extremely happy with them, but I am not sure that I can dish out that money unless it is my only option. Opinions? Comments? Thanks!