acreage mowing question

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by little mike, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. little mike

    little mike LawnSite Member
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    My cousin recently bougth himself a tractor with a 6' shredder attachment to mow his 3 acres with.It's a Mahindra with 27hp diesel engine and 3sp tranny.It takes him two full days to mow this land.His land is flat with only a few ruts on it.I have no experience with any property that big,but I told him that ,that seems like an excessive amount of time for only 3 acres.But he say's no.That,that is normal.
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
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    sounds like he needs just a little more horse power, I can see why it would take that long.
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    How long is he letting it go between cuts? If it's getting really bad, then yes it COULD take some time, I've had a 1/4 acre take me 2 hours before when the grass was up to my neck thou this was with the wb...
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    I used to mow a 4.1 acre property with a 48" mower that would only take me at the most 2 hrs
  5. chopsticks33

    chopsticks33 LawnSite Member
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    psh...i mow my own 3 acres with a 48" deck and it only takes me an hour and 45 minutes
  6. CutNLawns

    CutNLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 184

    Show him 2nd and 3rd gear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. mch181

    mch181 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    he doesnt need more hp that doesnt make a diff. maybe a bigger trans
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    that is what I was thinking. When I mowed the larger acerage I would mow full open

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
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    Is his next door neighbor a good looking Gal. Maybe he leaves the house early on day one and does a stop over and than comes home late the next day.

    Otherwise 2 hours, not 2 days
  10. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    He's not talking about mowing, he's referring to brush hogging tall over grown fields. A 6' hog with a 27 hp tractor would be under powered. He's probably at 23 at the pto and has no choice but to mow in first gear. BUT even in first gear it would not take 2 days unless your talking about a hour 1 day and a couple hrs the next on a week end. 1st gear chopping tall thick weeds on 3 acres approximately 6 hrs.

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