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Old 08-16-2012, 12:32 AM
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I used to do 25 acres with 2 60's and a trimmer in 3-4 hours depending on the conditions. Then i got smart and would drop a guy off to mow and go do other things with my trimmer guy. 5.1/2 hours later show back up and two would whip and one would blow. It turned out to be a great system.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:04 AM
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Cut an acre...

Ask him if you can cut one or 2 acres and time it, then do the math...
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:18 PM
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You should get a couple 72's, I have a 72 and a 60 Super and 60's suck! SLOW!
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:39 PM
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Figure it out first time and money. HIs $75K could be good deal?? IF you get it, go to ebay, bid on a WAM or tri deck mower if you have a tractor with the ponies. I have a 50 acre site - two wams. In and out. I have done it with a 72 front mount mowers and no way, slow, man time etc.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:07 PM
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I have read on this site where people have figured out 2 15 MPH 72 z's are more productive than their batwing 15 footers and here locally where I live I just talked to a outfit a few weeks ago and they use 72 inch Supers ganged in 2 and say it is more cost effective and faster than the batwing setups they have.

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Old 08-16-2012, 08:38 PM
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Who could mow at 15mph? Seems like that would beat the crap out of the machine!

I have mowed 15-20 acres with a 61" ztr - it took me 12+ hrs, not sure on the speed. I now use a 12" mower behind a tractor and it is 6 1/2hrs mowing at 4mph. I do understand that even 1 60" mowing at 8 mph might equal the time, but the beating the operator will take is much more. If big open spaces, I would take the tractor any day. And the trimming can take as much as 20/trimming. But trimming can vary from property to property.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:41 PM
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I have read on this site where people have figured out 2 15 MPH 72 z's are more productive than their batwing 15 footers and here locally where I live I just talked to a outfit a few weeks ago and they use 72 inch Supers ganged in 2 and say it is more cost effective and faster than the batwing setups they have.

Not all mowers are created equal.
Our Deere salesman told us the same thing. He sold new 72's to 2 schools and 2 towns, they traded in their batwings for the 72's because they were faster and more maneuverable. As for the OP my guess would be 6-8 hours. If it really is a good money making account spend the money and buy a couple 72's, they will probably save you 3 hours per mow.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:47 PM
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Go watch the guy that does it now and see how long it takes him. Also check out what he's using to cut with.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:51 PM
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I would say 4-6 hours given the information you provided.
Scags website says a 72" zero turn will do 28 acres in 8 hrs
http://www.scag.com/productivity.html
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:02 AM
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15 MPH is hauling on anything but Sports Fiields and Greens.

I would think 2 AC an hour is fairly aggressive per 60" machine

That would be 12 hours per mowing with 2 machines the OP owns.

36 mowings or is it irrigatated?

Lets say you put 3 guys on it, one for trash and whipping.

12 X 3 Guys 36 hours a visit
36X 36 X $50= 64,800

Or
36 X 44 visits X 50 = $79,200


There is room there for sure as $50 an hour for mowers is high IMHO. You also need some fudge factor as well. Particularly since 2 AC per hour per machine is some what aggressive
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