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blade speeds

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chariot1964, Jun 16, 2003.

  1. chariot1964

    chariot1964 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Does anybody have info ref to blades rpm's on ztr mowers:confused:
  2. turfcare

    turfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 276

    Toro ZTR's 18,000+ ft./min.
  3. chariot1964

    chariot1964 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    i am also curious about blade speeds involving mf 2330 belly mower, and the kubota 1500 bell mower
  4. Piedmont Lawn

    Piedmont Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 178


    The blade tip speed on a belly mower will be slower than most commercial WB and ZTM’s. You will be more productive using a commercial type mower due to their agility. A Z can run circles around a tractor with a belly mower with much less trimming. Now if you are mowing in the ruff like a field where cut quality is not of importance a tractor will give a better ride and could be faster due to larger wheels soaking up the bumps. Do you have enough ground engagement work to justify a tractor if not rent a tractor or sub it out.

    Buy some goats or you could try one of these........ :D

  5. plowboy81

    plowboy81 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 94

    I have a Super Z 60". Blade tip speed is 18,700 according to my manual.
  6. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    cub tank 18,000 +
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    I saw that and thought..."this guy has to be a local!!!" LOL!!!

    Hello neighbor and welcome to Lawnsite!

    As far as the info, name the mower and I'm sure I know the blade tip speed.
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Dixie Chopper 60" is 19,311 fpm at 3600 rpm if I remember correctly.
  9. worthbrown

    worthbrown LawnSite Member
    Posts: 69

    The only pull behind pto mower I have found with tip speed close to a ZTR is the progressive. I have a 22' progressive with 18,547 blade tip speed.
  10. chariot1964

    chariot1964 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Thank all of you for your replies,
    I have a great dane chariot 52" 25hp kohler
    just trying to see if any other comparable mowers
    have more blade speed.......:D

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