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How long to cover 100'X100' with a 38"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by General Landscaping, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    I'm bidding on a place that has a open,flat space 100'X100' to cut.
    How long to cover it with a relatively slow 38" Z?
    The open space is throwing me for a :confused: since I don't have anything else with that much open space.

    I just need a quick reference to use so I can add it in to the rest of the bid.
  2. firefightergw

    firefightergw LawnSite Gold Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 3,340

    You should be able to mow that in NO MORE than 20-30 minutes tops. Probably get done sooner than that but don't know how slow you mean by slow.:drinkup:
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    There are a lot of factors involved.

    What kind of grass is it?
    Is it weedy?
    How fast does it grow?
    How low are you going to cut it?
    Are you going to mulch, bag or discharge?
    Just how slow is slow?
    What kind of quality is the customer looking for?
    Is it irrigated?
  4. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    Mostly weed free
    depends on rain, etc.
    slower than most good ZTR's
    quality is not a major issue, it's a 4-plex and the owner lives 3 hrs away
    no irrigation, probably not fert. either

  5. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    At 3 mph I figured it would take about 16 minutes. So I would say about 15-20 minutes.

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