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Man I need a "Z"

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The lawns I'm picking up all seem to be 1 acre props that havn't been mowed for a month right now I use a 42" LT to mow them.
Last night did a prop that took 1 hour to weed whack and 2 hours to mow give or take.

My theory is to get to about 75% capacity I'm only at 20% right now and get a ZTR.

My question is do I go ahead and get the ZTR first thing next spring or go ahead and wait until I get to the 75% capacity.

And the lawn I did last night had about 20 trees and some flower beds to mow around and had to double cut about 1/2 of it. Assuming the 42" LT took me 2 hours how much time could I shave off the mowing time with a ZTR say a 48"

Any help would be appreciated
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I know the initial clean-ups are taking up a lot of your time, but will get better as you become more familiar with the property. I would suggest holding off until spring/early summer. That way you can save enough money so that you can pay cash or be able to pay it off quick. Another thing to consider; how much leaf removal are you going to be doing this year? If you have enough business lined up you could get the mower now and let it pay for itself that way.
Here's a question for you guys with 60" riders. I'm sure there's some other threads on this question and I'll research those as well, but my question is how much time will I save by going with a rider (looking at the 60" Lazer Z) during leaf clean-ups? I'm also looking at the bagging systems for this reason. Currently I'm running a 48" Bunton and have a grass catcher. Thanks for your input.
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