Acre

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Smackthis, Apr 3, 2003.

  1. Smackthis

    Smackthis LawnSite Member
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    I need some imput into how long it takes to mow an acre with different size equiptment. The acre is flat with no obstacles. How long would it take with a 48" compared to a 60" and a 72".
    Thanks,
    Todd
     
  2. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    Depends on the operator. :D
     
  3. Heller Landscaping

    Heller Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    With a skilled operator you are probably looking at a 75 to 100% decrease in time from a 48" to 60"or 72".
     
  4. Navig8r

    Navig8r LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 477

    Definately depends on the operator.... but I do have some productivity #s from last year's eXmark literature.... kinda much to try and post here...

    use this link
    http://www.exmark.com/productivity.htm
     
  5. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,128

    100% decrease? How is that possible? Then it wouldn't take any time at all!:dizzy:
     
  6. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
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    go to exmarks web site.. it shows production times for various size mowers..
     
  7. Heller Landscaping

    Heller Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    Darryl gesner what I was trying to say was that the mowing time would be cut by half or more :( I'm sorry for any confusion.
     
  8. Buddy Markley

    Buddy Markley LawnSite Member
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  9. Buddy Markley

    Buddy Markley LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    Ooops, once you get to that web page you have to select "Productivity" sorry.

    Buddy
     
  10. AGG Lawn Maintenance

    AGG Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    from Elberon
    Posts: 422

    As said above it all depends on the variables. With 2 72" ZTR mowers I have had guys bang out Approx 60 acres in about 5 hours on a dry day. In the beginning of the spring when the grass gets thick and sometimes clumps up double that time. It all depends on the conditions. On any Scag, Bobcat or Exmark spec sheets you will find production rates per hour. I usually cut those numbers in half do to all the variables involved with this business.
    It all depends on how much travel time is involved also. If you drop your gate once or twice than your production rates will be much higher and if you drop your gate 10 to 20 times a day.
    Hope that helps you. Travis
     

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