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Killswitch
08-20-2005, 12:20 AM
What would be a safe bet for how many acres per hour you can mow with a 60 inch ztr.

I know it matters how the property is laid out, but whats a good average? 3 per hour?

Or is that high.

:help:

Killswitch
08-20-2005, 01:10 AM
*doomp doomp doomp*

Is this thing on?

Dont forget the two drink minimum and tip your waitresses.

;)

mcwlandscaping
08-20-2005, 01:19 AM
eXmark say about 5-7 depending on speed, i have no personal experiance with ztrs so i wouldn't know. Since it looked like you wanted an answer, i did what i could. Straight from the eXmark book. Good Luck!

HK45Mark23
08-20-2005, 01:28 AM
Dixie Chopper has a calculator just for that. www.dixiechopper.com I put in 60”, 3 mph., and a 20% accuracy and got 11.64 acres a day, then divided by the 8 hours to find 1.455 acres an hour.

rodfather
08-20-2005, 07:09 AM
Dixie Chopper has a calculator just for that. www.dixiechopper.com I put in 60”, 3 mph., and a 20% accuracy and got 11.64 acres a day, then divided by the 8 hours to find 1.455 acres an hour.

Anyone operating one of my Z's at only 3 mph is not gonna last long with me. I say about 3 acres an hour.

HK45Mark23
08-20-2005, 04:00 PM
I was not arguing with the poster about whether or not it was an appropriate estimation of production ability. I am only presenting the ability to figure this out for him/her self.

If you feed a person a fish you feed them for a day but if you teach them to fish you feed them for life.

I know you can cut much faster than 3 mph, heck I walk that fast or faster when I am using a 21” mower.

Killswitch
You should try the math you self now and use a relative speed of 6-8 mph. this should get you in the ball park.

all ferris
08-20-2005, 04:22 PM
In real world conditions (going around trees, turning around at the end of a stripe, going around a house, being carefull not to blow clippings in beds) 3 acres/hr is about right but even then you better pray for a smooth yard. I have a 3 acre prop that takes about 1hr 15 min to just cut with a 72" ztr (over 100 trees, pool, pool house, 5000sqf house, black top drive, you get the idea). Mowing around objects is a real time killer.

bobbygedd
08-20-2005, 05:01 PM
anyhow, you can't measure productivity by acres per hour

Precision
08-20-2005, 07:37 PM
We mow a yard that is realitively free of obstacles and do no trim work or blowing. 2.2 Acres of turf. Gravely PM 260 and we average 45 minutes.

Mow a large open field/ditch that is 4 acres (once a month) average 2 hours.

Both are mostly Bahia and that slows us down a bit. The ditch the high growth slows us down but we don't usually leave it with finish cut quality.

But unless you are actually only mowing and the lot is acreage it really makes no difference. The trim work and your drive time will be the time consumers.

rodfather
08-20-2005, 07:52 PM
anyhow, you can't measure productivity by acres per hour

hmmmm...why not sir robert?

Mr.Mow-It-All
08-20-2005, 08:44 PM
I have a 4 and 3/4 acre residential, 80% flat and open mowing and takes exactly an hour with the 60" 28 hp cat ferris.