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cemetery mowing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rvon99, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. rvon99

    rvon99 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    What kind of mower would be the best for mowing cemeterys?
  2. The Captain

    The Captain LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 607

    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.
  3. AdamChrap

    AdamChrap LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 937

    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!
  4. Espacesverts

    Espacesverts LawnSite Member
    Posts: 172

    52 inch and 48 ztr
  5. Lohse's Lawn Service

    Lohse's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    from US
    Posts: 213

    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.
  6. walker/redmax

    walker/redmax LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 367

    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.:usflag:
  7. corey1977

    corey1977 LawnSite Senior Member
    from maine
    Posts: 262

    I run 50 inch in my 20 acre cemetery side discharge with shute up in the open areas down around stones
  8. S.W.T.1975

    S.W.T.1975 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    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.
  9. rvon99

    rvon99 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    i already have a scag turf tiger 61" 29hp dfi but was wondering if there is something better
  10. robbo521

    robbo521 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 601

    use my JD 48'' all day long on them.i have sprayed around the head stones about a 1ft and it is nice.

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