View Full Version : Longest time in the saddle??

08-12-2004, 04:35 AM
What is the longest time that you run a mower with out stopping? On one job I run 4 hours and 15 min. on the Z and than switch to the WB for about 3.5 hours. Just wondering what some of your run times were.

What did you think I was asking about??

Richard Martin
08-12-2004, 05:05 AM
Given what we talk about I kinda figured it out.

My longest time is about 3 hours on the Dixie. Even at that my old bones (46 years) don't want to walk around after that.

08-12-2004, 05:31 AM
my longest time was a little over 3 hours on the walk behind standing on the sulky.

John Gamba
08-12-2004, 07:20 AM
Before i sold out we had people in the seat at times 6 hours. Now i spend up to two hours standing on a pro-slide pushing a TT.

08-12-2004, 07:50 AM
I can deal with extended mowing time. What I hate is when you get done mowing a group of 5 or 6 lawns, and you know you're staring at an hour or more solid of trimming. Not my favorite thing in the world.

08-12-2004, 08:09 AM
Originally posted by tiedeman
my longest time was a little over 3 hours on the walk behind standing on the sulky.

That has got to kill your back...

08-12-2004, 08:38 AM
We mow a manufactured home community with 3 mowers (a 52" and 2 - 42" Z's) for 11 hours (33 man hours) with only a lunch break and a few stops for gator aid refills. Trimming and blowing is done by 5 other guys.

08-12-2004, 11:56 AM
Camland-- I feel better after riding the velke than sitting on the Z. Even with the full suspension seat it can be a rough ride. Bummer when the smoothest ride you get all day is a 1 ton dulie.

08-12-2004, 11:59 AM
I spent 4 hours on a bush hog took 30 min for lunch and got back on for 3 more hours. Loaded up drove for 20 min and rode for another hour.

08-12-2004, 12:04 PM
i have an account that i had to ride for 3 hours because grass was so tall other then that it takes 2 hours to cut and that is going at full speed and it is a bumpy ride at 9.5 mph.

08-12-2004, 12:10 PM
i agree with the trimming part. i have a couple of commercial accounts with huge ditches. you mow and mow and mow. and then trim and trim and trim. glad i do those toward the end of the day!