What would be a good mower for cemetery

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Dwittbecker, May 3, 2011.

  1. Dwittbecker

    Dwittbecker LawnSite Member
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    What would be a good mower for cemetery? Just put a bid in. I have a good chance to get the job. Was thinking a Grasshopper with a up front deck.
     
  2. tailboardtech

    tailboardtech LawnSite Senior Member
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    it really all depends on the width between the stones the one i do every now and then i have to use my 36'' metro since my 60 wont fit through the stones i have seen alot of guys are using standers in them.
     
  3. 08wstroke

    08wstroke LawnSite Member
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    Get A Rear Discharge Grasshopper That Way No Blowing Stones Off
     
  4. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    That's what I was thinking. My Brother-in-Law is buried in a really nice cemetery and the XYZ Cemetery Association takes care of them along with 5 or 6 others and they use Exmark riders, side discharge, no discharge blocking plates and they leave just about ever stone covered in grass. If your not there to clean it off and a few weeks go by you might not be able to find the stone.
     
  5. Five Points

    Five Points LawnSite Member
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    I have three cems that we do with a toro walk behind 52 inch and a walker with a 56 inch side discharge. The out fronts let u get really close to stones. we trim each and every time so that it is quick and always takes the same lenght of time. We run through with the blower at the end only adds a few minutes. I could cut those all week long. (just bought a Toro Grandstand so well see how that works)
     
  6. Dwittbecker

    Dwittbecker LawnSite Member
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    almost all the stones are just a couple feet apart and to high to mower over the tops. So trimming between is a must. So will be blowing stones off.
     
  7. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Posts: 4,202

    48 hustler trimstar we use for a 12 acre cemetery we do. My rider is too big around the stones. A vride works well also, just the turning radius is a little bigger.
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  8. Cooter

    Cooter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Posts: 510

    We used 60" Z and 60" stander. The Stander was awesome at getting around stones and getting off to pickup flowers etc. Got rid of the stander for a 52" Z. About the same times. Just got rid of the 52" and still looking for another mower. Had to use the Deere X595 for the cemetery and it SUCKS.
     
  9. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I did a 22 acre Cemetery standing stones for 2 yrs and used 2-3 60'' then got out bidded I was glad wasnt not going lower my price Cemetery sucks
    2-60'' 5hrs to mow and 5hrs to trim
    If we could fit between the stones we mow it if not the trimmer had to do it
     
  10. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,645

    Well whatever you use, be sure it has a DEAD MAN SWITCH! LOL bad-a-pum!!:laugh:
     

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