acres per hour

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by greenacresman, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. greenacresman

    greenacresman LawnSite Member
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    i purchased a fastrack 20/52 back this winter an iam just wondering how many acres per hour i can mow with this size. cant wait till grass gets a little taller just too see what this baby will do. this is the best and strongest looking ztr in its class.thanks for info (greenacresman) :usflag: :clapping: :waving:
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    Depends on your speed, terrain and grass conditions, but 2 acres a hour would be easy if the conditions were right.

    Pj
     
  3. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Pj, this is something I would like to know also!...
    How many (square meters) m2/per, on average can a 28/60 superZ do?

    Just on flat, average groath and dry! Not quite full speed for bumps.

    If you were selling one to me, what would you tell me?

    Remember, thats m2! :drinkup:

    Its just that I have been asked and didnt know what to tell them. :hammerhead:

    Cheers!
     
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    M2, isnt that a Mazda?...lol...lol......
    My math is not the greatest....lol..lol...
    I will find out for you though.

    Pj
     
  5. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Man, when are you lot gonna get out of the 17th century and catch up to the rest of the world! hehe

    Cheers mate! lol
     
  6. mike28nc

    mike28nc LawnSite Member
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    I have 1 acre that has hills and is hard to cut (trees, etc). I have a Fastack 44" and cut it in 30 mins or so. You will not notice how quick you can cut now.

    Mike
     
  7. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Waiting PJ! Christmas is coming hehe :hammerhead: :dancing:
     
  8. cet

    cet LawnSite Member
    from Toronto
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    This is all approx.

    There are 43,000 sq. feet in a acre, and 10.5625 sq. feet in a sq. meter, so there is 4,070 m2 in an acre. If the machine cuts 2.3 acres/ hour you can cut (4070x2.3) 9361 m2 in an hour. He said that a 52" could easily cut 2 acres and I think that 60" could cut 2.3. If you think the machine cuts more just change the figures in the equation.

    Hope this helps.
     
  9. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Thanks Chris but going off your calculation, there must be a huge difference in US and Aussie acres. Im only guessing here but I did a park a few times and must of been close to 6, 7 or 8 acres/hr. This was flat and smooth so was able to run flat out most of the time.

    This is all no real big deal, I was just interested to know for refference is all!
     
  10. cet

    cet LawnSite Member
    from Toronto
    Posts: 89

    The m2/acre is right. I would have thought those machines could cut a lot more then 2 acres/hr. but that is what was posted as my referrence.

    If you drive a 5' lawn mower in a straight line for 1 hour at 6mph you can cut 5'x5260'x6=157,800sq.' 157,800 divide by 43,000= 3.67 acres/hr.

    157,800 divide by 10.5625=14939.64m2/hr.

    Some machines say you can cut at 10mph.
     

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