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cutting pasture

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by knuckshemi, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. knuckshemi

    knuckshemi LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    What kind of ztr do you recommend to turn about 6 acres of pasture into lawn. It is flat with a couple of berms. What size and HP mower do I need, and which is the best for comfort?
  2. Jimbo

    Jimbo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,093

    Depends on how much time you have to cut it. Any ZTR over 52" would be fine but a larger deck is going to get it done faster. Any commercial grade equipment is going to be fine also so I am not even going to get into manufacturers.

    Here are some ideas for HP to deck size based on what most MFG's use. If it's commercial grade they already figured it out so dont worry about it.

    19HP for 48" deck is ok
    23HP for 52" deck is nice powerful combo.
    25HP for 60"
    27-30+ for 72" decks

    I myself run Scag mowers.

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