Really who's faster?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by IBGreen, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    Well guys hope this post doesn't open up a can of worms. I was wanting to know which mower has the fastest MOWING speed. Hustler or a DC?
  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    Define "mowing speed"
  3. Administrator

    Administrator Administrator
    Messages: 865

    Good question bob..... How fast the next guy might mow can be quite different no matter the ground speed of any particular mower.
  4. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    Well bob, the fastest speed you can cut at and still do a quality job with is what I was reffering to as mowing speed. As opposed to ground speed which is how fast will the thing will go.
  5. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    Nevermind, I guess everone elses' mowers cut perfectly in tall grass at 15m.p.h.
  6. Mid Rivers

    Mid Rivers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 209

    Can't answer the question exactly, but. My Exmark Lazer says 9mph top speed. I cut at full speed very often and it cuts great.

    With a question like this you are going to get personal views not hard facts. Test each and tell us what YOU come up with. Better yet, buy one of each and the one you don't like sell to me for a substantial loss.
  7. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    I don't know what type of ground most people on this site mow, but most of my mowing is rough enough that anything over 8 mph to 10 mph is about all one can do and still stay on the machine - Kind of like a bucking horse after that
  8. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 726

    Exactly! Thanks flex, that is MOWING SPEED on average am I right?
  9. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    Myne is s l o w. Really slow
  10. Bill Davis

    Bill Davis LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    On a good big yard with thick zoysia I would say I cut at about 6mph. These are nice houses with thick yards.

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