Need a little help here. We are not in the primary business of cutting lawns, so, I need a little help on the time that would be required for this job. Specs: 5 Acres of maintained turf, relativly level, split rail fence along perimiter, fertilized turf, non irrigated, low to moderate srting trimming(other than along fence, minimal to no edging. Lawn area is to be cut and trimmed once per week. A price per cutting is required. Can anyone give me times required for cutting this piece of property with the following types of machinery? 36" walk behind with sulky. 60" Ztr 48" J.D. Conventional riding mower. As I said, our primary business is not cutting grass, and currently, our largest commercial mower is the 36" walk behind. We do own the JD tractor, however, I don't know that that machine is a good choice for this job. I would not be bothered spending the money on the larger ZTR machine, IF I knew that we would be on the jobsite for a long enough time to justify the purchase. My plan is to cut it for a month with the 36" machine, to get a feel for the property and customer, then evaulate the situation. At that point, I will either finish out the season with the 36", and not renew for next season, or will make the upgrade to the ZTR. I've got my own numbers in my mind, but would like to hear from others on what they think.