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Predator 24 in. 11.5 HP 4-Speed Briggs & Stratton Gas Recoil Start Self-Propelled Walk Behind Brush Cutter Mower
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Predator 24 in. 11.5 HP 4-Speed Briggs & Stratton Gas Recoil Start Self-Propelled Walk Behind Brush Cutter Mower

Discontinued Model:

Model # WBRC11524

Internet #205804330

0728172400731

Swisher Discontinued

Predator 24 in. 11.5 HP Recoil Start Briggs & Stratton Gear Drive 4-Speed Self-Propelled Brush Cutter Gas Mower

  • Adjustable height handlebar with hand controls
  • 4-Speed transmission with reverse
  • Self-propelled
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Product Overview

  • Adjustable height handlebar with hand controls
  • 4-Speed transmission with reverse
  • Self-propelled
Swisher's 24 in. walk-behind rough-cut mower is perfect for cutting trails through the woods and clearing fields and ditches year-round. It will clear the densest undergrowth and saplings up to 1-1/2 in. in diameter. This self-propelled walk-behind features an 11.5 HP Briggs & Stratton engine and a heavy duty fabricated cutting deck with a 1-3/4 in. cutting height range. The single, fixed hardened-steel blade zips through brush and saplings with ease and the blade is enclosed for maximum safety. Handlebar mounted controls are easily accessible for PTO, self-propelled and safety. The adjustable height handlebar eases operator control. Large pneumatic chevron tires roll easily over the roughest terrain for excellent traction in all conditions. The 4-speed transmission is great for setting a comfortable pace and a reverse mode is handy for backing out of rough spots. Front and side safety deflectors protect against flying debris while the wire shield protects electrical components. 50 state compliant.
  • 11.5 HP Briggs & Stratton engine
  • 24 in. walk-behind cutting deck
  • Self-propelled
  • 4-speed transmission with reverse
  • Adjustable handlebar height
  • Operator presence blade engagement and drive control
  • Handlebar mounted control
  • Front safety deflectors and wire shield
  • 1-3/4 in. cutting height range
  • Single fixed hardened steel, rough cut blade
  • Large pneumatic chevron tread tires
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Adjustable height handlebar with hand controls
  • 4-Speed transmission with reverse
  • Self-propelled
Model #: WBRC11524
Internet #: 205804330

Swisher's 24 in. walk-behind rough-cut mower is perfect for cutting trails through the woods and clearing fields and ditches year-round. It will clear the densest undergrowth and saplings up to 1-1/2 in. in diameter. This self-propelled walk-behind features an 11.5 HP Briggs & Stratton engine and a heavy duty fabricated cutting deck with a 1-3/4 in. cutting height range. The single, fixed hardened-steel blade zips through brush and saplings with ease and the blade is enclosed for maximum safety. Handlebar mounted controls are easily accessible for PTO, self-propelled and safety. The adjustable height handlebar eases operator control. Large pneumatic chevron tires roll easily over the roughest terrain for excellent traction in all conditions. The 4-speed transmission is great for setting a comfortable pace and a reverse mode is handy for backing out of rough spots. Front and side safety deflectors protect against flying debris while the wire shield protects electrical components. 50 state compliant.

  • 11.5 HP Briggs & Stratton engine
  • 24 in. walk-behind cutting deck
  • Self-propelled
  • 4-speed transmission with reverse
  • Adjustable handlebar height
  • Operator presence blade engagement and drive control
  • Handlebar mounted control
  • Front safety deflectors and wire shield
  • 1-3/4 in. cutting height range
  • Single fixed hardened steel, rough cut blade
  • Large pneumatic chevron tread tires
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Price
$1,649.99
$1,900.34
$2,368.99
$3,347.49
Ratings (66) (38) (6) (7)
Power Type Gas Gas Gas Gas
Lawn Mower Type Brush Mower Rough Cut Mower Rough Cut Mower Rough Cut Mower
Engine Make Briggs and Stratton Briggs and Stratton Kawasaki Kawasaki
Refurbished No No No No
CA (CARB) Compliant CARB Compliant CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant Not CARB Compliant
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
87 in
Assembled Height (in.)
42 in
Assembled Width (in.)
29 in
Blade Length (in.)
24
Cutting Width
24 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
0
Mower Deck Width
24 in
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
16

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Cutting Height Options
4-position
Cutting Options
Front-Discharge
Deck Material
11 Gauge Steel
Deck Type
Fabricated
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
344
Engine Make
Briggs and Stratton
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
0
Features
Assembly Required
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
0.7
Included
Engine oil
Lawn Mower Type
Brush Mower
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
4.5
Maximum Forward Speed (mph)
5
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)
5
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
2.75
Mower Size Type
Wide Area Mower
Number of Blades
1
Number of Cylinders
Single Cylinder
Number of Deck Wheels
0
Number of Handlebar Positions
4
Oil Capacity (oz.)
48
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
246lb
Rear Wheel Height
High Wheel
Recommended Oil Type
SAE 30
Recommended Terrain
Flat,Uneven
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Size of Yard
2 - 4 Acres
Start Type
Pull Cord
Transmission Type
Gear Drive

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
87 in
Assembled Height (in.)
42 in
Assembled Width (in.)
29 in
Blade Length (in.)
24
Cutting Width
24 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
0
Mower Deck Width
24 in
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
16

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Cutting Height Options
4-position
Cutting Options
Front-Discharge
Deck Material
11 Gauge Steel
Deck Type
Fabricated
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
344
Engine Make
Briggs and Stratton
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
0
Features
Assembly Required
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
0.7
Included
Engine oil
Lawn Mower Type
Brush Mower
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
4.5
Maximum Forward Speed (mph)
5
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)
5
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
2.75
Mower Size Type
Wide Area Mower
Number of Blades
1
Number of Cylinders
Single Cylinder
Number of Deck Wheels
0
Number of Handlebar Positions
4
Oil Capacity (oz.)
48
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
246lb
Rear Wheel Height
High Wheel
Recommended Oil Type
SAE 30
Recommended Terrain
Flat,Uneven
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Size of Yard
2 - 4 Acres
Start Type
Pull Cord
Transmission Type
Gear Drive

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CARB Compliant
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Questions & Answers

how much assembly is required for the predator brush cutter

Asked by: walkman
You have to attach the handlebar to the body (4 bolts) and then attach the traction drive cable (2 bolts). That's it.
Answered by: gary
Date published: 2018-03-01

How to start

Im not mechanically incline and Im having problems starting this equipment. I follow the instructions as best as I can but, see smoke coming out. Im not sure what Im doing wrong and its the weekend, so no customer service is available.
Asked by: JayB
Make sure you have not overfilled the oil. This can cause the engine to be hard to start and smoke. Mine does not have an off/on switch. My kill switch ( is mounted as part of the throttle on the side of the enigine. ) Move the throttle to the run position, and then pull the choke lever completely forward. Pull the starter rope slowly a few times to prime the engine, then pull quickly. If it starts then move the choke back until the engine runs smoothly. If the engine tries to fire but shuts off, try moving the choke back to the middle position and pulling again. Once the engine is warm, or if restarting, you should not have to use the choke.
Answered by: Tommyboy
Date published: 2018-04-28

What is the battery used for?

The instructions say that the battery isn't included but doesn't say what kind it takes, ect. how much was the battery and is it optional? size?
Asked by: meme
this model does not come with a battery
Answered by: gt
Date published: 2018-03-01

Does it have power steering? If not, is it hard to turn?

Does it have power steering? If not, is it hard to turn?
Asked by: mower
This unit operates just like a large self-propelled push mower. It does not have steering like a riding mower which has a steering wheel. There is no steering wheel so in order to turn you have to pivot the mower in the direction you want it to go. This unit is heavy so I would not recommend it for most women to use. Otherwise it is built very well and works well.
Answered by: Hank
Date published: 2019-03-12
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Customer Reviews

Predator 24 in. 11.5 HP Recoil Start Briggs & Stratton Gear Drive 4-Speed Self-Propelled Brush Cutter Gas Mower is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 66.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job - Tie-wrap the cables to the handle to prevent snagging Bought this to take down about 7 years worth of overgrowth consisting of field grass, thornapple, and other brush. It does the job. I stalled it only one or two times. It does tend to ride up onto larger brush, but by working it around, the brush bends enough to get hit by the blades and it's all over. It cuts wood easily to about 3-4 inches; if this won't cut it, you should use a saw and not a mower. I had a problem where the blade control cable got caught on a tree and ripped the cable out of the "Plastic" safety lever. This happened about 5 hours into the first day of use, and instantly rendered the mower unusable. The safety lever assembly is built to be tamper-resistant and cannot be fixed (or jury-rigged) once broken. I called the service number, and the lady was knowledgeable and helpful, and they shipped me a new lever and cable assembly for about 50 bucks. A couple tie-wraps to strap the cables onto the handle would have saved me a lot of time and let me finish the job.
Date published: 2014-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very wise purchace Own approximately two fully wooded acres with mainly mature oak and pine trees. This machine cuts Everything under those trees. It is easy to work around the trees just like a regular lawn mower. I was able to clear areas that I was not able to see what is underneath before. You have to use a chain saw for the very thick items. A large pruning sheers can be a very good tool to have on your side because although this machine cuts everything including small pine trees, you would want to preserve the blade by using manual aides like a pruner or when needed a chain saw. Assembly was easy and it came packaged in a solid wood crate. Very powerful engine and solid construction. Key is do not force this machine forward or in any other direction, just direct it and let it do it's thing. when you hit some trees, reverse and slightly realign. Overall a wonderful machine which will make life much easier for clearing areas that are expected to regrow in two seasons or so.
Date published: 2014-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great machine If you have brush, tall undergrowth, or tree saplings to mow, this machine will meet your needs. It is a monster! The features are good and the only reason I didn't give an excellent is because the way you adjust the height is to move the skid up or down. its a little cumbersome but really no big deal once you get it set were you want it. Quality is excellent and built like a tank. Ease of use is good, it is a hand full as would be expected for this type of machine but once you get the feel for it, it is easy to managed. My wife can manage it. Value is unmatched compared to other brands. I even tried to destroy it a couple times by running over a chunk of concrete, some barbed wire fencing, and a big piece of steel hiding in the bushes. The engine stalled, but fired right back up and kept chuggin! I will eventually need to re sharpen the blade.
Date published: 2013-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cut well. Adequate power and speed variability good. ... Cut well. Adequate power and speed variability good. Reverse lock out takes two hands to shift back and forth to reverse and requires you to reach over the handle bar. Mower engagement clutch lever catches on limbs. I see the safety in the operation features but is cumbersome for tight maneuvering and frequent forward and reverse shifting. The machine is light enough to push and pull for minor adjustments in direction. More power than other machines its size and weight.
Date published: 2019-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is one "Beast" of a machine!! I purchased some Bayou front property in Southern Louisiana; totally unimproved, raw property. The place is similar to the tripple canopy jungles of Panama. I was down there for the Invation in 1989, so I know...Too thick and too soft to get a tractor w/ bush hog in there, so purchasing this little monster was going to be my plan to clear the area an build a camp. The Predator exceeded all of my expectations!! I spent about two days behind this thing and cleared about an acre of the nastiest briars, underbrush and even sapplings. It's very manuverable and powerful. Starts on the first or second pull. It has a few safeties built into it, but not so many that they become a burden. I went with the lowest priced model hoping it would do the trick, but this thing was more than enough! And one of the things I like the most, is that when the day is done, it drives it's self up the ramps & into the back of my truck...
Date published: 2015-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You won't regret buying this brush cutter I uncrated my new swisher about 3 pm. It was simple to assemble and the instructions were very clear. It came full of oil, and after filling it with gas it started right up on about the 5th pull. After that it started on the first pull. I used it to cut grass on flat areas until I felt I was familiar with the machine. I then wanted to see what it would do on slopes. In first gear I dropped over about a 30% slope and mowed downhill then turned it around and climbed up the same slope with no trouble. I am an equipment operator of 30 years experience and I appreciate the simple rugged construction of this mower. For the price I consider it a bargain. The gears are simple and incremented to shift easily without binding. I likely will never have to replace this machine because it is built to last a lifetime with reasonable maintenance. This machine takes some strength to handle but it is not overly hard to control. Anyone with a cardboard head and a rubber but can assemble and use this machine. It is straight forward!
Date published: 2015-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worked as promised. No complaints. It's a beast.... Worked as promised. No complaints. It's a beast.
Date published: 2019-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eats brush like a beast PRO-Gets the job done over some bumpy terrain. I am clearing some hillsides that were logged years ago and the predator walks through the briars, wild roses, etc with ease. I needed some maneuverability and I have it. It's a beast. CON-Operating instructions are adequate if you are mechanically adept but need to be more robust for a novice user.
Date published: 2013-03-19
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