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106 acres of mowing????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AuburnGuy, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. AuburnGuy

    AuburnGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    I am giving a bid on a property that is about 106 acres. It is flat and open, not trees or obstacles what so ever. So the conditions would be ideal to get on and ride. there is not much trimming at all, maybe an hour. It has a few sections, but they are all large flat and open. for any of you guys that have done anything similar how long do you guys see this taking? I will be using a 60-72" ZTR.
  2. AtoZ

    AtoZ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    I think you need something bigger than 72"...
  3. crzymow

    crzymow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 378

    you need to get a much larger mower, id try to find a 10' if possible.
  4. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    You can do it w/ 72"ers. It will take all day w/ several guys. If by yourself, you will definitely need something bigger.
  5. Jerry Andersen

    Jerry Andersen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    i mow 6.5 acres in about 2 hrs with 61" ztr not all flat but it is not bad. On flat ground around 4 acres per hr
  6. AuburnGuy

    AuburnGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    this will be straight, about half of the mowing will be 1.5 miles one pass. should be able to cut wide open.
  7. Picture Perfect Landscape

    Picture Perfect Landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    What did you bid this @ if you don't mind me asking?
  8. AuburnGuy

    AuburnGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    i have not bid it yet. I am in the process.
  9. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    What kind of mowers you using? Dixies? Ferris? DC's site says their 72" can run 7.2 acres an hour. Going that rate, that will take you 22.22 hours. 3 guys should be able to get it all done in a day w/ the trimming.
  10. freddyc

    freddyc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    we would need to know your mowers actual speed and effective cut width..

    but with a 68" effective cutting width, at 8mph speed, you should knock it out in just over 19 1/2 hrs...if you dont slow down too much turning around. Don't forget the pee stops though---19 hrs in the saddle is a long time!

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