How fast are yall solo guys?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Eho, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. Eho

    Eho LawnSite Member
    Messages: 205

    Just wondering how fast a lot of you other solo guys are? I don't have anything but a 21 inch mower( seems to be most effective in my area, many lawns under 5000 sq. feet) With my echo weedeater, edger, blower. and toro commercial grade 21 inch mower, I say I average around 35-40 minutes on a lawn about 5000 sq. ft. What about you guys?
    PS Three to mow tomorrow, high temperature today was 78 :cool: :)
  2. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,905

    But I'd get a helper ( more acurately, enough work yo justify one, or two ) and try to reduce that number by aty least a third, maybe half. But it ain't bad... Just look out in the heat of Summer after you've fatiuged...stay hydrated
  3. Eho

    Eho LawnSite Member
    Messages: 205

    No helper yet, need more accounts. I want to stay solo until I actually need another person. Once I get the lawns, I will defianately hire somebody.
  4. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    Average.. little more than an acre per hour.
  5. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,433

    Buy a 36 and you'll cut that in half.
  6. pcguy

    pcguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    I can be in and out of a 5,000 sq foot residential in 30 minutes, mow trim and blow.
  7. Eho

    Eho LawnSite Member
    Messages: 205

    I've considered a bigger mower, please answer these questions for me:
    1. Is a 36 still small enuf to do a nice looking job on a relatively small lawns?
    2. Do any of yall have a stander? I ve seen people using thse before and they look like they are pretty fast...what size do standers come in?
    3. Is it hard to maintain the larger mowers?
    Please let me know.
  8. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    Less than 30 minutes to do 15,000 SF. Mow, trim, edge and blow.
  9. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,433

    1) Yes

    2) 36-60 I belive and yes Ive used them.

    3) Not at all. Its just like a car. Change the oil, grease them and keep them clean and it will run for a long time.
  10. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    With a 48" walkbehind, solo, I am about the same.

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