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20-30 minutes for 1/2 acre lots...

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There are a thousand different factors out there that can effect mow time. My mower may be bigger, faster, etc. I don't stop, as soon as my feet hit the ground, I am off to the races. No time for little breaks here and there. When I trim, I am almost jogging with the trimmer. It still looks as good (or better) than the old man next door that literally crawls when he trims. Learn what climb cutting with the trimmer is and when you should and shouldn't do it. Getting used to your equipment is a huge time saver. Finding little ways to save a minute here or there is the only way to get more efficient.
Don't ask me why I am telling you guys this, just to let you try and under bid me next spring. You will figure it out, it just takes a little time and patience.
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LOL, we do full acre props in 20minutes.

sometimes less, sometimes more but never longer than 30min.
Originally posted by Fvstringpicker
If this is done with one mower, help me understand cuz the math ain't jibing in my head. If your average cutting speed in 5 mph then you cover ( 5 times 5,280, zero, zero, carry your 4 ---now divide by 60 ) equal 440 feet per min. With a 5ft deck that's 2200 sq ft/min. Let's see, 2200 will go into 43,560,,, I think 19.8 times so, if I ciphered this correctly, it'd take a bit shy of 20 min to just cut at 5 mph. Then you got to trim and blow and make the place look real nice. It looks to me like you'd have to several hands and show enough be high steppin to do an acre in 20 min.
never said anything about 1 mower, LOL. notice i did say 'we', not 'me'.

depends on the prop but there are always a minimum of 2 ZTRs going, sometimes more ZTRs and walk behinds. all scag equipment, 61" Tigers, 48" and 36" walk behinds.

EDIT: who cuts grass @ 5mph? if the machine can go 10mph and still get favorable results, it goes 10mph. unless you are averaging in for turning, etc. at that rate, it would be more like 7mph. average.
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