Bad Boy & Big Grass

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by puppypaws, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,168

    This 32 hp Vanguard is amazing, I watched the tach and never saw it drop over a couple of hundred rpm's. This signal grass was so big I had to go over it three times to get it cut and I went slow but faster than you would think.

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  2. i love grass

    i love grass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    man that thing has some power looks like a perfect place to test on tall cutting
  3. Midwest Lawn Services

    Midwest Lawn Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    Wow! Thats impressive. Do you guys ever wonder how much hp mowers will have in another 5-10 years? The last 10 years we have seen it basically double, from 16-20hp in the mid 90's, to 32+hp now!
  4. GreenT

    GreenT LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks very impressive pp. Have you had a chance to test it on a good quality lawn yet?
  5. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    What the hell kind of grass is that?
  6. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,168

    I think it was brought in as forage for cattle. You can look at it here in this link, it grows very, very fast.

    You can click on the pictures and make them bigger.
  8. dougmartin2003

    dougmartin2003 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    i quess the 1/3rd rule is out of the question on that grass.:)
  9. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    You could hide a small pony in that stuff...amazing.
  10. rundm

    rundm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    I have some stuff in my back pasture that looks similar to that but not quite as tall. RG

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