Longest time in the saddle??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PMLAWN, Aug 12, 2004.


    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    What is the longest time that you run a mower with out stopping? On one job I run 4 hours and 15 min. on the Z and than switch to the WB for about 3.5 hours. Just wondering what some of your run times were.

    What did you think I was asking about??
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Given what we talk about I kinda figured it out.

    My longest time is about 3 hours on the Dixie. Even at that my old bones (46 years) don't want to walk around after that.
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    my longest time was a little over 3 hours on the walk behind standing on the sulky.
  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Before i sold out we had people in the seat at times 6 hours. Now i spend up to two hours standing on a pro-slide pushing a TT.

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    I can deal with extended mowing time. What I hate is when you get done mowing a group of 5 or 6 lawns, and you know you're staring at an hour or more solid of trimming. Not my favorite thing in the world.
  6. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    That has got to kill your back...
  7. dkarol

    dkarol LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    We mow a manufactured home community with 3 mowers (a 52" and 2 - 42" Z's) for 11 hours (33 man hours) with only a lunch break and a few stops for gator aid refills. Trimming and blowing is done by 5 other guys.

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    Camland-- I feel better after riding the velke than sitting on the Z. Even with the full suspension seat it can be a rough ride. Bummer when the smoothest ride you get all day is a 1 ton dulie.
  9. LakeMurrayLawns

    LakeMurrayLawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    I spent 4 hours on a bush hog took 30 min for lunch and got back on for 3 more hours. Loaded up drove for 20 min and rode for another hour.
  10. economiclawncare

    economiclawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 143

    i have an account that i had to ride for 3 hours because grass was so tall other then that it takes 2 hours to cut and that is going at full speed and it is a bumpy ride at 9.5 mph.

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