It seems to take the same amount of time.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by r&t, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. r&t

    r&t LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    I bought a 36in mower been reading on this site all winter.Its taking the same amount of time to mow as my 21in. Is it im not used to it yet or is it the extra trimming eating up time?
  2. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    you're not using it properly then. there is no way a 21" can do what a 36" does. are u overlapping too much? also, the thing is, when u have high wet grass, the 21" can't compete, and the life of the 2 machines will be different
  3. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,057

  4. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    With practice and a velke or jungle wheels, you should see your mowing time drop by 50% at least.Practice, practice,practice!!!:D
  5. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Messages: 1,484

    what gear do you have it in? what type of property are you doin? flat? hills? gardens? open? as said above are you over lapping to much?
  6. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,280

    not only that, you save energy for other things to do on properties, in the end of day you will thank sulky for saving your business. All my 21ers are gone for good almost 2 1/2 years now and never miss them, so long.
  7. r&t

    r&t LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Ive got res. yards flat are you kidding I live in oklahoma.I guess I need some practice. I am walking it the people I bought it from said walk b-4 you ride its still pretty scary running it.
  8. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    I agree, you need practice learning how to use it properly first, before buying a velkie.
  9. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    Well i would agree with both of those statements. You just have to get the hang of it.
  10. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    Something doesn't seem to add up. I know when I bought my first 36 my cutting time cut in half. The added width helps but the speed of the mower was alot faster too.

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