How long to mow half acre with a push mower ?

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by paulsgrass, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. paulsgrass

    paulsgrass LawnSite Member
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    I'm curious what the average time is to mow half an acre with a push mower. Lets say its pretty much a straight shot not much to maneuver around.
     
  2. Stanton Lawn Services

    Stanton Lawn Services LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
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    Do you have a 21" push mower or a 30"? Its going to make quite the difference
     
  3. Greencuts518

    Greencuts518 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I mow 1/2 acre with 21 and some significant trimming in 70 minutes
     
  4. OP
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    paulsgrass

    paulsgrass LawnSite Member
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    Should have mentioned 21 inch push mower. Next season I will be in the market for a 30 inch push mower.
     
  5. Marshall's Yard Service

    Marshall's Yard Service LawnSite Senior Member
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    At my rate I would take about this long too.
     
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  6. ShowCaseLawnCare

    ShowCaseLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Depends on how fast or slow you walk
     
  7. Joana Williams

    Joana Williams LawnSite Member
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    21" Mower roughly 60 Minutes
     
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  8. OP
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    paulsgrass

    paulsgrass LawnSite Member
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    So, would it be safe to assume that an Acre would take roughly 2 hours ?
     
  9. Andrew H

    Andrew H LawnSite Silver Member
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    Lol.
    And how much he overlaps
     
  10. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
    Messages: 6,802

    Depends are you bagging? Side shooting? Mulching? How much are you cutting off? Couple of inches or 6+? Self-propelled or true push? Is the grass wet or dry? Whatis the temperature? I can move at a fast consistent pace when it's 70 much easier then when it's 99.

    Could be 45 minutes could be an hour and half. To many things to flub up this measure.

    I suggest timing yourself and then you can base your time on a solid figure.
     

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