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Old 02-28-2010, 11:25 PM
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how long

how long does it take to mow 15 acres when you can only use a 42" mower do to tightness
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:39 PM
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According to Exmark's website, you can mow 1.35 acres per hour with a 42" mower going 4mph. So it could take you around 11 hours if you can only go 4mph. Now, if you can go 6mph, than it would take you between 7-8 hours. It all comes down to effeciency.
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:12 AM
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is there no possible way to extend a gate or is it just overall tight with trees or shrubs?
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:30 AM
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We never come close to the numbers on the efficiency charts. Thats our experience though and could just be that we are slow.
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:31 AM
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Two to three days, assuming the 42" is commercial grade.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:19 AM
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I can cut about 2 acres an hr maybe a little more somtimes with my 52"
That is mostly wide open area. Is the space wide open with just a small access or what?
I would guess that with a 42 it would be about 1.25 acres per hr. Give us some more details so we can help you out.
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:23 PM
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the problem is it has a lot of trees and in front of most trees theres a stone with the name of the people that planted/donated it. the lawn area is broken up into many sections about 80 x 80 with about 20-30 trees to a spot. its like an old army base and lawns around the buildings spread out over 25-30 acres of land.
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:26 PM
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You have to put 2 days on it for 1 man so about 900.00.
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:59 PM
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I would say if it has alot of trees you can figure that your are at least going to take 2 full days if you are doing it solo. If it were me I would estimate 22 man hrs just to be safe. You should figure in gas and mower replacement at around $150 since you will be racking up the hours you have to make sure you figure that in your overhead for this paticular job.

I would stay around 1000 bucks with the bid unless its a job you can cut corners on weedeating. Some jobs that are larger like that we would scalp down to the dirt with the weedeater and section it off. Do a different section each time rather then the whole thing and it never looked bad.
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:04 PM
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sounds good, we are just getting into this and didnt know how long it would take. i think with a 42" deck on a walker with that forward design i can cut down on a lot of trimming.
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