Approx. how long for 22 acres?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by K&L Landscaping, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. K&L Landscaping

    K&L Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    Approximately how long do you guy's think it would take to mow 22 acres at a height of 4-4.5"? The equipment would be a 52" WB with sulkey and a 60" Hustler Z (not Super Z). It is all flat as a pancake and very little trimming (15 min. to trim max). Thanks in advance!!
  2. cet

    cet LawnSite Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 89

    8 hours. I would think you could cut close to 3 acres/hour.
  3. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    my guess would be +/- 2.5 acres per hour on the WB and +/- 5 acres per hour on the Hustler Z. So that would mean about 3 hours cutting time with both running. plus set up, plus load and unload time, so call it 4 hours total time.

    I don't know the speed on your WB or the Hustler, but I am basing it on JD and Gravely equipment I have used. Time of year matters too. Late spring might be 5 hours and the last mow of the year might be 2 hours.
  4. gaulk

    gaulk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    with almost the same set up it takes me about 2.5 hrs + or - a little 2 do 8 acres so i would say about 6 hrs but like every thing else, if u do a search u could get real production #s by the way i have all ex mark equipment. good luck
  5. cet

    cet LawnSite Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 89


    To cut 5 arcres/hr that machine would have to be doing 9mph. Is that possible?
  6. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    I average about 35 minutes per acre on my Hustler Z 23/52. That's on a 1 acre lawn with obstacles to mow around. I could probably cut that to 30 minutes if I went a bit faster, but I don't like the pounding your body takes when mowing at high speeds.

    Based on 30 minutes per acre with a 52 inch Z it would take 11 hours. With the 2 mowers that you described I would think it would take 5-6 hours.
  7. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    my gravely will do 13 mph. It will cut at 8 easy if the yard is flat and maintained and not at peak growth. 27HP is a great thing.

    Gravely, dixie chopper, and a few other manufacturers have productivity charts for their mowers and or mowers by width of cut. Reduce those numbers by 25% and you should be in the ball park.
  8. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    With limited obstacles and a higher cutting height at 4.5", you should be able to cut that in around 4-4.5 hours with both mowers
  9. cet

    cet LawnSite Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 89

    It is always nice to have good equipment. Equipment makes money, buy the best you can afford at the time.
  10. oldturf

    oldturf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    I mow one 22 acre soccer field that looks real flat but about half of it will jar your teeth out at to high a speed. It averages 3 hrs. with 2 Toro 27/62 Z turns. Like I said, at times you can mow flat out but then you have to slow down because it gets so rough. I would think that with the equipment that you describe it would take you a bit longer.

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