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Old 01-28-2014, 10:40 PM
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100 acre cemetery

What would be the ideal mower size? Would a 60in be okay?
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:55 PM
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Are the headstones above ground or flat with the ground? Trees?
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Whatever the biggest deck size is you can get between headstones and around obstacles in the aisles. I know a guy who does a cemetery and 52" is about all he can get away with where the stones are. There's a few open acres where he could go bigger but doesn't make sense to.
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:23 AM
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100 acre cemetery

How much do you charge for a 100 acre cemetery ?
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:18 AM
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For us 60" and 72" are used. The 72" is only good for certain open spots on a 60 acre cem. Around stones a 60 is all the bigger I would use. I think you will need 3x 60" mowers to be successful at this. Take it from experience friend, it will rain and holiday weeks are tough. Stuff breaks. We are asked to mow everything on Fri/Sat several weeks of the year-and we mow 2 big cems and a small one on a killer hill. The 60" is fine everywhere on everything. All together those 3 cemeteries I mow are 90ish acres mowed. You will need higher end ztrs to be able to cover ground like this- Deere, Scag, Tor/ex are about my limit. We push and jerk on the handles all day long- the equipment has to work hard to do this type of work. I'm sure you are getting the point.
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Every cemetery is different…I used to mow several 200 year old cemeteries.
They weren't all nice and neat and in a row…
I generally ran a 44" in there.

I saw some advertisements for Dixie Chopper pushing the 50" silver Eagle for cemetery work many years back.

I saw another clip of a com pay using 72" hustlers.

Ive seen people use 21" push mowers driving by cemeteries…. so there just isn't an answer for this.

But GOSH 100 acres? what are you mowing FLanders Fields?
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All the head stones are above ground. From google earth the stones looks to be inline. Its a old civil war cemetery. I already have 2 exmarks in my fleet. I will need 2 more im sure.
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:59 PM
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All the head stones are above ground. From google earth the stones looks to be inline. Its a old civil war cemetery. I already have 2 exmarks in my fleet. I will need 2 more im sure.
You have enough mowers............You need more trimmers
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imagine trimming all that. Probably try to get a wheeled trimmer and have one guy use that just going across the headstones one way, another guy going the other way with another wheeled trimmer working ahead of 2 other guys with handhed trimmers. 2 guys blowing off areas as you go
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imagine trimming all that. Probably try to get a wheeled trimmer and have one guy use that just going across the headstones one way, another guy going the other way with another wheeled trimmer working ahead of 2 other guys with handhed trimmers. 2 guys blowing off areas as you go
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The cemetery I did work on was only like 4 acres of headstones and the rest open. It took 2 hours with one guy. I can't even imagine doing something that size with out a lot of trimmers.
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