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Old 03-10-2013, 03:17 PM
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Anyone have an idea how to figure this? I'm bidding an apartment complex that has about 6 acres of mow able turf. I will be using 52" zero turn and a 48" walk behind with a velke, with a third guy line trimming. An estimates on how long this would take ?
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:20 PM
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Do a google search, there's charts out there.
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:23 PM
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I would say about 3 acres an hour for the 52 and 1.5 per hour for the 48.
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:35 PM
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Do a google search, there's charts out there.
I've tried google in the past, poor results. Got a good key phrase or words?
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:39 PM
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http://www.landscapecalculator.com/calculators/mow, found this not sure how accurate it is. Any opinions ?
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http://www.landscapecalculator.com/calculators/mow, found this not sure how accurate it is. Any opinions ?
Thats very accurate. almost exact to exmarks chart
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I would say a 3man crew should be able to finish that property in under 3hrs.
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:18 PM
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Anyone have an idea how to figure this? I'm bidding an apartment complex that has about 6 acres of mow able turf. I will be using 52" zero turn and a 48" walk behind with a velke, with a third guy line trimming. An estimates on how long this would take ?
How open is the area. Are there a lot of obstacles? In open areas I generally figure about 2 acres per hour with a 61"
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How tall is it? does it need to be perfect? there are a lot of variables. I use to do a horse field that was 3 acres use to take me about 90 mins to cut it on a 60 inch lazer. So the first thought is so you mowed 2 acres and hours. Not true I had to double and triple cut it they only had it cut when it was out of control. So I was really doing 4-6 acres an hour. But that is the point those productivity charts show what you can do at max speed with no quality issues. The real world take those numbers and cut them in half.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:02 PM
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Here is an view of property measures 11.36 acres but that doesnt account for buildings or parking lots.

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