difference in productivity

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 2stroke, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. 2stroke

    2stroke LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 261

    thinking of buying a new Walker mower for next year. i have a 42" deck on my current mower. thinking of going to the 52" GHS deck. how much quicker can i expect to get my bigger properties done percetage wise? anybody have some real worjd figures? 20%? 40%?
  2. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
    Messages: 911

    Depends on how fast your current mower can go. The Walkers are very slow, so you may not see any benefit at all (not including dumping bags/w.e).
  3. 2stroke

    2stroke LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 261

    ttt please
  4. capnsac

    capnsac LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 702

    Are all things going to be the same, cutting speed wise?
  5. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 1,134

    What is your current mower? What type of properties are you cutting? Small residential? 1 acre lots? 2 acre lots? 5 acre lots?
  6. 2stroke

    2stroke LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 261

    lets say same mower bigger deck. yes several yard are an acre and up.
  7. BarrFarms

    BarrFarms LawnSite Member
    from Ne Ar
    Messages: 143

    Well.. It looks like you will be doin 7% better an hr.

    7.0 MPH X 42" / 124 = 2.3 A/Hr & 80%

    7.0 MPH X 52" / 124 = 2.9 A/Hr & 80%
  8. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    Just buy a bigger deck for the mower you have and switch when you need to. Its hard to cover a large area fast with a regular Walker. I used to have 2 Walkers, 48" GHS and 62" SD deck. The ride of a ZTR is much better than a Walker on large lawns. Demo the new Super B 60", it goes along at a good pace.

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