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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by smarino21, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. smarino21

    smarino21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    i currently have a 48 scag rider, i am growing this year and am going to possibly need another mower. What mower is best. I cut jobs that take about 20 mins with 2 men 1 mower 1 trimmer. Another thing is how many hours do you figure one crew to work a week I am not sure to base it on reg 40 hrs or like 60 hrs. To peep with 2 or more crew when did you make the decision to go to a second crew?
  2. Tim Wright

    Tim Wright LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,034

    Check out the Ferris 1500---- at

    I use it and mow about 30 small lots with it. It does very well, and the lots take about 10-15 minutes to buzz through, not including the trim work.

    The Ferris is bullet proof so far.

  3. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    Were you looking for a Z or a walkbehind? About the same width, 48"? You may want to look at a 52" Wright Stander or some other 52" Z, like a Lazer HP. How do you like your Scag? Maybe look at getting another one?
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,652

    stop playing with toys and get a toro
  5. mslawn

    mslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from LA
    Messages: 483

    This is a question only you can answer about your choice of mower-
    1-Do you have alot of gated yards where a 34z or a 36 walk would be more profitable?
    2-Do you have larger areas where a 60" or bigger would be more profitable?
    One thing I would not do is buy another 48" since you already have one.

    During the summer we work 50-60 hrs week-whatever it takes to get the jobs done.

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