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How to cut efficiently which a Gear driven walk behind?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by christoff, May 9, 2005.

  1. christoff

    christoff LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    I know walk behind 36" / 48" and bigger decks save you time cutting, but are there any ways to cut almost as fast as a Hyrdo drive walk behind. For Instance , say your cutting a a yar which is 100X100. What is your route to complete this fastest? You can't just do the one lap around the outside, because after every time you turn around you will leave a bit of grass uncut. So what do you guys do? 2 or 3 laps around the outside first? cut your lines then do your laps.

  2. Houston's

    Houston's LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    thats what i do :confused:
  3. Tn Lawn Man

    Tn Lawn Man LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 479

    I have a hydro and I still do two laps around. It make the turns just that much easier.
  4. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,701

    2 laps around with my Bob-Cat 48" belt drive, 2 or 3 laps around with my Toro Proline 36" belt drive.
  5. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    Do the laps around last, that way you clean up the turn around marks.
  6. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 2,222

    Buy Dual Hydro's.....Doubles Production and Reduces Fatigue on Smaller Props.

    Instant Turns and Instant Reverse Are Invaluable....The only Benefit to a Belt Drive is they are Cheaper to Buy...You Always Get what You Pay For.
  7. mhunt

    mhunt LawnSite Member
    from SE
    Posts: 26

    i always do a couple clean-up laps first because the stripes cover up the cleanup laps and gives a better presentation.
  8. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    Smart man... Me too :)
  9. christoff

    christoff LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    bump to the top
  10. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,280

    Yes, belt WB can cut efficiently BUT you won't hold that efficiency very long during your day cause "fatigue" setting in, once fatigued your productivity goes downhill... I know cause I myself use both hydro and belt.
    I will never buy a belt ever ever again. Get a twin hydro WB and a very comfortable control system and a x2 velke and you are set or a Stander or a Z. Belt is for your backup or your own yard not for a primary long-term living.

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