how long

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by calsconstruction, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. calsconstruction

    calsconstruction LawnSite Member
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    how long does it take to mow 15 acres when you can only use a 42" mower do to tightness
     
  2. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    According to Exmark's website, you can mow 1.35 acres per hour with a 42" mower going 4mph. So it could take you around 11 hours if you can only go 4mph. Now, if you can go 6mph, than it would take you between 7-8 hours. It all comes down to effeciency.
     
  3. Hawg City Lawns

    Hawg City Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
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    is there no possible way to extend a gate or is it just overall tight with trees or shrubs?
     
  4. rain man

    rain man LawnSite Silver Member
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    We never come close to the numbers on the efficiency charts. Thats our experience though and could just be that we are slow.
     
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Two to three days, assuming the 42" is commercial grade.
     
  6. N.TX

    N.TX LawnSite Senior Member
    from TEXAS
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    I can cut about 2 acres an hr maybe a little more somtimes with my 52"
    That is mostly wide open area. Is the space wide open with just a small access or what?
    I would guess that with a 42 it would be about 1.25 acres per hr. Give us some more details so we can help you out.
     
  7. calsconstruction

    calsconstruction LawnSite Member
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    the problem is it has a lot of trees and in front of most trees theres a stone with the name of the people that planted/donated it. the lawn area is broken up into many sections about 80 x 80 with about 20-30 trees to a spot. its like an old army base and lawns around the buildings spread out over 25-30 acres of land.
     
  8. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You have to put 2 days on it for 1 man so about 900.00.
     
  9. N.TX

    N.TX LawnSite Senior Member
    from TEXAS
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    I would say if it has alot of trees you can figure that your are at least going to take 2 full days if you are doing it solo. If it were me I would estimate 22 man hrs just to be safe. You should figure in gas and mower replacement at around $150 since you will be racking up the hours you have to make sure you figure that in your overhead for this paticular job.

    I would stay around 1000 bucks with the bid unless its a job you can cut corners on weedeating. Some jobs that are larger like that we would scalp down to the dirt with the weedeater and section it off. Do a different section each time rather then the whole thing and it never looked bad.
     
  10. calsconstruction

    calsconstruction LawnSite Member
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    sounds good, we are just getting into this and didnt know how long it would take. i think with a 42" deck on a walker with that forward design i can cut down on a lot of trimming.
     

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