How many square feet is an acre

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnman_scott, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
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    How many square ft in an acre?
     
  2. clcare

    clcare LawnSite Member
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  3. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    43,560 sq. ft. to the acre.
     
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    43,560 sq ft in an acre
     
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    dang you beat me special
     
  6. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I dont think half of these guys know how big an acre is. There seems to be a lot of res. lawns in the 1.5 to 2 acres getting mowed here. And they can mow 4 acres an hour with a 60 Z.
     
  7. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    out of every measurement that I know, I never forget what an acre is.
     
  8. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
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    I've never measured a lawn when giving an estimate, and I am horrible at estimating sq footage by sight. I've never based an estimate solely on the size of the lawn, there's lots of other factors included in an estimate besides size. I've been trying to do square footage estimates lately and I just suck at it.
     
  9. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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    1 square mile 5,280 x 5,280 = 27,878,400 sq ft now divide that by 640 acres per sq mile and that’s where the 43,560 sq ft comes from.

    Now for easy calculating you can use the builder’s acre, which is 40,000 sq ft or an area 200 x 200 feet.
     
  10. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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    So yes I know what an acre is and yes 4 acres an hour is possible with a 60 Z
     

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