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Old 08-18-2012, 02:28 PM
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Scags website says a 72" zero turn will do 28 acres in 8 hrs
http://www.scag.com/productivity.html
Some brands also say they can mow up to 8 acres per hour. I agree with Duekster, be realistic about what a machines capabilities are. Our 72's will average around 4.5 Acres per hour, we mow quite a few sports fields, but we mow properties that are less than desireable for mowing which drags the average down. If we were mowing lawns that were like hot top I'm sure we could mow 8 acres per hour, unfortunately I haven't found any like that.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:02 PM
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That's the problem they listened to the John Deere salesmen! I did it both ways and I was faster with the toro wams I run. Cost less in fuel, oil, etc but I have purchased used and if things break or go out on a wam the invest is more than on a regular z.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:38 PM
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That's the problem they listened to the John Deere salesmen! I did it both ways and I was faster with the toro wams I run. Cost less in fuel, oil, etc but I have purchased used and if things break or go out on a wam the invest is more than on a regular z.
What is the total swath you can cut? I looked into a used one about a year ago, but at 28k I could buy 2 Z's.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:11 PM
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I agree we have both 15ft batwing mowers and 72 inch zturn. On the every week or every 2 weeks mowing the zturn is faster than our 110 hp with batwings.On one job its 50 acres 2 72 inch zturn can mow it by 11am with no trimming and normal amount of trees..
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:33 PM
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10.5 foot max. Mowing width. I guess i also consider that i can send crew out with wams and mow open lots,other larger properties where i can utilize wams vs pulling any of the 6 z' s away from other productive work. Like i said earlier wams are more maintaincce though.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:51 PM
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Im looking at bidding on a mowing job at first of year. Here is the deal, I have two Hustler super z with 60 inch cut decks. How long would it take me to mow 51 acres with my equipment? And also would it wear my mowers out quick?
You are looking at around 10-12 hrs strait mowing with 2 60'' so total man hrs be like 20hrs
Thats if like stuff I mow I have one job is 60acres one week and same job he next week like 100 acres
I run 3 72'' and 2 60'' mowers But there days like last week mowed with 72'' and 60''from 9am to8pm and had mow the next day half dayto finsh it I was mowing 60acrs

I have a batwing been setting since 05 people wants stripes and batwing doesnt stripe
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:41 PM
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Multiply the MPH x wide of the mower X .7 for overlap.

what does this result equal?

minutes?

thanks
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