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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CODYHEATHER, Mar 15, 2001.

  1. CODYHEATHER

    CODYHEATHER LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    How many of you use Grasshopper mowers? I have a opportunity to mow for one customer, approx 4 acres. I want to purchase a 60" mower. I believe I can mow the whole thing in approx. 4 hours (not much to trim). The income from this job will pay for my mower in about 1 year. Is this a good deal? Then I would have a mower that my brother would like to rent from me for 1 to 2 days a week, and gererate more income. I don't want to quit my full time job, the money is too good!!
     
  2. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    With a mower that size you could mow that size area in 2 hours or under. Don't know about paying off that mower in 1 year though with that one lawn unless you're buying used. Remember it runs on gas and gas prices aren't the best right now.
     
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    You will find that most members here have Exmark and a lot of us have Dixie Chopper. I know that I could mow 4 acres with very little trimming, as you said, in about 1 hour with my Chopper. I don't know that much about Grasshopper, but a 60" should be able to mow it in at least 2 hours. You need to go demo more machines. Is this model you are thinking about an out front or mid mount? If you get a faster mower, you could do a lot more work and pay it off in less time. :)
     

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