residential efficiency

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by crazymike, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. crazymike

    crazymike LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 454

    For those that have crews doing mow and blow only, 20-30+ accounts a day, what have you found to be the most efficient setup for your crew?

    I'm talking subdivision, cookie cutter lots.


    Does a 36" stander dramatically improve performance? For houses close to each other, the stander can easily scoot to the next house and keep cutting.

    36" walk behind and skip the ruts?

    Or just a 26" commercial mower and save weight on the trailer?

    What have you guys found works best?
     
  2. KLAlawncare

    KLAlawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    we use a combo of 36,48 walkbehinds and just added a 52 vantage stander, i think we will end up using just the 36 metro and 52 stander only tho.
     
  3. crazymike

    crazymike LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 454

    So you feel the metro would be more efficient than a 36 stander?

    What about a 30" self propelled like the timecutter VS a 32" walkbehind?

    Time will tell in the next couple weeks how many properties I get with small gates.

    Just looking for what other people have found works best.
     
  4. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,574

    I run 52" and 36" Standers......works good......
     
  5. KLAlawncare

    KLAlawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    A 36 stander will be more efficient for sure...there faster and and alot less faitgue on the opperator.....if I have the cash will be switching to a stander this summer....but i just spent 8k on the 52 vantage....so the metro will do for now.
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  6. crazymike

    crazymike LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 454

    I'm thinking of going 36" stander with 30" walkbehind for small gates as it can be tilted through.

    I just worried that the 36" stander might be cumbersome in some tight situations. But I don't have experience with them.
     
  7. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,574

    my 36" stander is the smallest mower I use......never had any problems with it....
     
  8. elitelawnteam1

    elitelawnteam1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 410

    like what everyone else said. 52 stander or z, and a 36 WB or stander. I have a few properties with very steep inclines, so a 48 or 52 WB would be ideal there.
     
  9. crazymike

    crazymike LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 454

    How are the 36" standers for trimming?

    I'm looking at the wright one. The lightest model seems to be ~620lbs
     
  10. 2brothersyardcare

    2brothersyardcare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,116

    48 wb and a 60 inch zero turn and 21 push mowers. 3 guys 2 mow 1 trims. one mower blows then 1 dose the bill and they leave. i do 20 yards on one block takes an hour hour and a half.
     

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