# How many square feet is an acre

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnman_scott, Mar 13, 2004.

1. ### lawnman_scottLawnSite Fanaticfrom st pete, FLMessages: 7,547

How many square ft in an acre?

3. ### specialtylcLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Washington state, eastsiderMessages: 1,656

43,560 sq. ft. to the acre.

4. ### tiedemanLawnSite Fanaticfrom earthMessages: 8,745

43,560 sq ft in an acre

5. ### tiedemanLawnSite Fanaticfrom earthMessages: 8,745

dang you beat me special

6. ### specialtylcLawnSite Bronze Memberfrom Washington state, eastsiderMessages: 1,656

I dont think half of these guys know how big an acre is. There seems to be a lot of res. lawns in the 1.5 to 2 acres getting mowed here. And they can mow 4 acres an hour with a 60 Z.

7. ### tiedemanLawnSite Fanaticfrom earthMessages: 8,745

out of every measurement that I know, I never forget what an acre is.

8. ### mtdmanLawnSite Gold Memberfrom A2, MichiganMessages: 3,143

I've never measured a lawn when giving an estimate, and I am horrible at estimating sq footage by sight. I've never based an estimate solely on the size of the lawn, there's lots of other factors included in an estimate besides size. I've been trying to do square footage estimates lately and I just suck at it.

9. ### Kelly's LandscapingLawnSite Platinum Memberfrom Milford CTMessages: 4,731

1 square mile 5,280 x 5,280 = 27,878,400 sq ft now divide that by 640 acres per sq mile and thats where the 43,560 sq ft comes from.

Now for easy calculating you can use the builders acre, which is 40,000 sq ft or an area 200 x 200 feet.

10. ### Kelly's LandscapingLawnSite Platinum Memberfrom Milford CTMessages: 4,731

So yes I know what an acre is and yes 4 acres an hour is possible with a 60 Z