what to use on 7 ac. vacant lot

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SERRICO, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. SERRICO

    SERRICO LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 94

    what do you guys recommend to cut 7 ac. vacant lot?
    Lot is flat and some what leveled.
     
  2. youngdude

    youngdude LawnSite Member
    Posts: 152

    If the grass isnt high a 72 inch, but if you get the 60 inch you will be able to put it a munch of places the 72 wont go.
     
  3. SERRICO

    SERRICO LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 94

    riding mower or tractor w/ bushhog?
     
  4. Acute Cut

    Acute Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 980

    i would say first look at what you have. Then look at the job. If equipment is of no issue then i would say the 72" mower if you can. With this you can take on other jobs that might need a more manicured look. Pick the equipment that will be of the most value to you in the future i guess.
     
  5. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    72" ztr rider, or bigger
     
  6. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 983

    WELL, out of the equipment you have listed, I'd go with the 36" walkbehind and plan on it taking you about 4 hours to do it!

    Depends on what kind of business you have. If you have mostly small residentials, it is not worth buying a 72" ZTR for this one property. (Unless they are paying you BIG $. And most likely they aren't, they are trying to get a good price for a smaller LCO.) If it doesn't fit with the kind of business you are doing, and you don't want to spend a lot of hours behind your 36" w/b - pass it on to someone set up to handle that size of lot EFFICIENTLY.

    Mike
     
  7. CNE

    CNE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    If you are looking at buying another mower anyway, I would buy a 60. It is still small enough to get into small yards and you can mow 7 acres of clear lot in a couple of hours if it's not too high, or too rough.
     

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