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PMLAWN
08-12-2004, 03:35 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, 04:05 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.

tiedeman
08-12-2004, 04:31 AM
my longest time was a little over 3 hours on the walk behind standing on the sulky.

John Gamba
08-12-2004, 06:20 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.
John

HOOLIE
08-12-2004, 06:50 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.

CamLand
08-12-2004, 07:09 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...

dkarol
08-12-2004, 07:38 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.

PMLAWN
08-12-2004, 10:56 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.

LakeMurrayLawns
08-12-2004, 10:59 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.

economiclawncare
08-12-2004, 11:04 AM
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.

PLM-1
08-12-2004, 11:10 AM
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!