How big are yours?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by precisioncut, Nov 8, 2003.

  1. precisioncut

    precisioncut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Just wondering how big most of your residential accounts are. Curious because almost all of mine are less than a 1/4 acre and I'm trying to decide if I need to get a walk-behind or a ztr. Almost seems to be a waste of money. I only do this part-time, so take that into account.
  2. A1 Grass

    A1 Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 330

    Most of my accounts are residential and 1/8 - 1/6 acre. My 32" SCAG WB is perfect. It fits through all but one gate, which I use my 21" on. Anything bigger would be a waste for me, but the 32" (W/Velke) knocks it out WAY faster than a 21" push.

    Oh yeah, Welcome to Lawnsite!
  3. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    My lawns range from about 3Ksq.ft trailer park lawns to 13Ksq.ft lawns.
    Most are in the 6 to 8K range. I use a 52" and 36" wb's on all but one lawn (small gate).

    So, yes, get a larger mower. Since you're part time, maybe just go with a wb for now, but I would suggest a hydro to be your most productive.
  4. McCarty"s

    McCarty"s LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    My accounts range in size. The largest being seventeen (17) acres to the smallest being 1/8th an acre. I would suggest getting a 48 to 52 inch z mower, one trimmer one push mower. Don't limit youself, you never know what lies ahead. Think big - grow bigger.
  5. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    I thought this thread was about the ball on my trailer hitch.

    Most of mine are 1/4 acre. I do have commerical and homeowner assoc. areas that are multi acres.
  6. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    3/4 acre average. 1/8th smallest, 3 acre's largest. Been lookin at getting a ZTR in the spring too. 60" Gravely 260z.

    I'll probably trade my 50" gravely WB for a 48" hydro too.
  7. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    If you are only part time and only do 1/4 acre or less you should probably go with a walk behind rather than a ztr. Tough to justify a ztr for small props part time.JMO.
  8. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    quarter acre=11,000 sq. ft, correct? if most of your properties are close to this size, get something u can ride. mine are averaging like 4k, and a walk behind is perfect. i have them at 11k, and up to 20 k, gonna ride these next year. p.s, the smaller the lawn, the more money u make.
  9. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    most are 1 to 3 acres.i have a few 6 to 10,000 sq ft.if 98% of your lawns are flat (no hills) i would get a ztr.i like using W/Bs more but my body was hurting every night from standing on a sulky all day
  10. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    Agreed. Since you are partime, and have smaller properties... keep your overhead down. A walk behind is fine.

    Our residential properties range from 1/4 acre to 2 1/2 acres. :cool:

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