production rates

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dmk395, Mar 5, 2001.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    I have been running a 32" walkbehind as it seems okay, but am thinking of upgrading to a 36"wb. Will I notice much of a difference in production? I looked at some exmark printouts and it seemed that the 4 inch difference will yield one more acre of mowing per hour.
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    If your going to upgrade, do not worry about 4", go for a 48" or 52". Production will dramatically increase and you still have the 32" for gated areas.
  3. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    If you are going to be upgrading to a bigger machine, you can use the 32 where most would keep a 36 on hand and then upgrade to at least a 48. I would spend the extra $500 for the 52 personally.

    Just my .02
  4. Skookum

    Skookum LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 675

    I agree with above posts.

    4" is not an upgrade, unless you are not going to keep the 32" and the new 36" would be your only mower. If wanting to maintain gate access, check those gates you now have. I have gates that are very hard to get a 33" into.
  5. Scape Sculptor

    Scape Sculptor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    I would agree with the other guys...go with a 48" or a 52".
  6. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,226

    i agree with the other guys upgrade to a 48" or 52". stick with what you said exmark its the best out there. good luck.
  7. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    The exmark production rates give 2/10ths more acres an hour for the 36 in. at 80% eff. That is not an upgrade....I will have to second the notation of the above posts...or is it third the get my drift.

    (I can not see how you came up with 1 more acre per hour)

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