Originally Posted by THEoneandonlyLawnRanger
Here is a productivity chart from Scag........Not saying you have to buy scag its just the first one i found on the net...........It will show you how many acres/8hour you can do with each deck size in a rider vs. a WB......On average you can mow 6-8 acres more with a rider with the same size deck as a WB, you just cant go as fast on a WB as you can on a rider......hope this helps
Productivity numbers from manufacturers are just that, numbers.
They take the deck width, and multiply it by the machine's top speed to come up with acres/hour. But no one ever mows at top speed all the time. Turning, going around obstacles, slowing down for bumpy or uneven ground, all things that we all run into. And in some situations, I believe a more-agile, lighter, more-stable WB will cut just as much, or even more, square footage as a Z in the same period of time.