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Old 01-29-2010, 06:29 PM
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Acres per hour

I recently purchased two ride mowers, and a push mower and I was wondering how many acres an hour I will be able to mow with a 3 person crew. In total we will have 9 feet of cutting width between 3 people and 3 different machines.

I was hopeing for about two acres an hour? - Two people on large ride mowers mowing the large grass areas of the yeard while one person uses the push mower by the house, then edges and cleans up (blows).
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:34 PM
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you could probably do two acres and hour with one providing your good and you don't double cut...you will be fine.
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:38 PM
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with one what? with one mower? or with one group of 3 with 3 diff mowers? ahaha.

but my crew and myself are def good at not coule cutting and keeping it very efficient.
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:39 PM
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here check this out. http://www.cubcadet.com/webapp/wcs/s...esPerHour.html
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:24 PM
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Well you just asked in another thread what to buy with 25K for mowers etc. Did you already buy them? If so what did you buy? There is a difference in productivity between a garden tractor and a Super Z.

Tell us your set up and someone will most likely know what to expect for productivity.
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:28 PM
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welllllllllllllllll I have the money to buy the equiptment, and am going to get roughly 8-10 feet of cutting width, but I have no purchased the equiptment yet. I am finishing up the winter season of snowremoval then in April buying my new equiptment with the money I made in the winter. So far I've got 18K saved and am half way through the winter. But yea I'm going to be doing residential mowing, houses varying from 1 acre - 5 acres.
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There is a difference in productivity between a garden tractor and a Super Z..
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welllllllllllllllll I have the money to buy the equiptment, and am going to get roughly 8-10 feet of cutting width, but I have no purchased the equiptment yet. I am finishing up the winter season of snowremoval then in April buying my new equiptment with the money I made in the winter. So far I've got 18K saved and am half way through the winter. But yea I'm going to be doing residential mowing, houses varying from 1 acre - 5 acres.
So if you buy a garden tractor I have no idea as I have no experience with that.

For a 61" Zero turn (10mph kind) 2.5 acres/hr in a resi setting, 72" Super Z(15mph mower) 4 acres/hr. For a 48" w/b my guy does a 12 acre cemetery in 12 hrs.

You are asking a very general question with way to many variables. It doesn't matter if you have money if you don't spend it wisely for your accounts (example would be buying a 72" mower for 1/2 acre yards or a garden tractor for a 5 acre place. Inner city resi's are different than the 1 acre resi's I'm around, gates, trees, etc. make a difference also.

Most manufactures have on the websites a productivity section that shows you what to expect. I would say that they are close for a guy that has experience mowing. I would start there.

Do you have any idea of what you are going to buy?
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:23 PM
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with one commercial zero turn mower ie. scag, exmark, gravely. not a home-owner rider you won't get anything accomplished but a lot of funny looks!!
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:38 PM
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you could probably do two acres and hour with one providing your good and you don't double cut...you will be fine.
No way...................
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