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Old 03-22-2013, 07:38 PM
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A 15' batwing mower could cut that in less than 2 hours.
I'd pay $300 just to see that
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:59 PM
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Lmao 15' batwing...... That would be pretty cool to see somewhere like that!
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:03 PM
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I'd pay $300 just to see that
Laugh if you want, but a ztr is not the proper equiptment for cutting 20 acers.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:13 PM
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We have a 20 acre property with a mile of curbs defining parking and the west border. Since my decks trim curbs as we mow, there is minimal trimming as I sterilize a 3 inch band around all hydrants, phone boxes, poles, etc. We complete the job (Mowing and trimming) with 3 mowers in 1hr. 50 minutes and charge $500. According to my figures, that is about $83/hr.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:15 PM
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Laugh if you want, but a ztr is not the proper equiptment for cutting 20 acers.
I wasn't laughing at the batwing, I was laughing at the statement it could mow 20 acres in under 2 hours.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:16 PM
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Seeing you all couldnt mow for $300 for that area - I am sorry to say you fellows wouldn't last a day in my area. Cut throat, bottom dollar everything. You need to be effecient, in and out. You all talk about places like this want to see striping? Golf courses dont use ZTR - well my area to your areas must be different in a big way. 19 acres with the right equipment is really not that big of deal to knock off. Yes, running with a 52 or 60 Z is not practical but it may serve a purpuse somewhere on the property.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:21 PM
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How many MH's does it take you to mow 20 acres? $300 would be at my break even point.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:05 PM
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You don't see brickman using 15' batwings.... I would hope it would be quicker on 19 flat acres. What do you use as a production rate for a 60" exmark z or 72" z ?
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:06 AM
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Guys no offense but really $20 an acre and this $35 per man hour..... I would rather sit and home and collect welfare!! Why even deal with commercial stuff if thats all your making? Back 15 years ago my fathers company was producing 50 per man hour. If My equipment is efficient enought to do make me $60-70 per hour per mower and $45-55 trimming I dont need to be in business! Around here Commercial I can easily get $43-46 an acre mow trim blow, residential an easy $70 for an acre with average trimming. If i was to do multiple acres i would go in at around $760.00 per cut. Two guys mowing at 4 hours and one guy trimming 4-4.5 hours then blowing just say 30 mins and your gone! thats a profit of $575.00!
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:58 AM
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I would assume that NC has a bit higher cost of living than my region. This comes back to the "lean, bare bones, effiency" thing..... I am glad I got to see some responses out of this, especially those of you who know and operate with the high volume lower margins, as we do.

Do they make a batwing I could tow behind our John deer gator?
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