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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rvon99, Jul 19, 2007.
What kind of mower would be the best for mowing cemeterys?
We use a 52" "Z" and a L.....O.....T of trimmer line. Deck width really depends on the typical spacing and type of the headstones. Don't buy a mower just for 1 job. Get one that works on the majority of your accounts. As to trimmers we have 2 Echo PAS-260 units with the bump heads.
Time consuming.....so don't under bid.
48" Write Stander, Rear Discharge. I have never used a rear discharge from the but one thing is for sure if unless you mulch the grass you have to have rear discharge. Also whatever you think it will take for time, DOUBLE IT! I hate them!
52 inch and 48 ztr
We have one cemetery, out in the country, and it's probably about 1 1/2 - 2 acres. We have 2 ExMarks running and it takes about 35 minutes. Once, we had 3 Exmarks and it only took about 15-20 minutes. I couldn't help but laugh. We've killed all the grass along the fence line as well as around the head stones.
Your best bet would be a couple of regular riding mowers. Zero-turns will get the job done a lot quicker though.
Obviously something zero turn and no side discharge. Like the Captain said deck size depends on the average space between headstones. I love my walker, It'll tear around those things like there is no tomorrow.
I run 50 inch in my 20 acre cemetery side discharge with shute up in the open areas down around stones
As for the mower, I don't know. The above suggestions sounded good to me. But get a shindaiwa speed feed head for your trimmer!! You can load the line in 30 seconds.
i already have a scag turf tiger 61" 29hp dfi but was wondering if there is something better
use my JD 48'' all day long on them.i have sprayed around the head stones about a 1ft and it is nice.