Sound levels on a ZTR db (a)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tacoma200, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Does anyone know the aproximate sound level of a ZTR while mowing with the blades engaged. My mower is a 27 hp Z. Just trying to get an accurate level to choose the right hearing protection and just to know in general. Thanks.
  2. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    THAT question has more variance for answers - They are all loud. Just get you some music, crank-it-up, and mow, mow, mow......:usflag:
  3. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
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    I did a little searching on Yahoo! and looked at several university studies that all said that the average lawn mower produces anywhere from 90-100 db's. I'm assuming they are talking about residential mowers though, and I think commercial equipment would be a little louder, so I would say 100+ db's for what we run.
  5. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks for your input. I would say 100 to 110 db's sound about right. Where is the best place to buy, I would like a pair with about 30 db of noise reduction. Thanks.
  6. slebeau20

    slebeau20 LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Messages: 103

    I bought some from Radio Shack. They are racing scanner style. Mine cut out 20 db and that makes a huge difference. You can still listen to music, plus you can adjust the volume on the head set itself. Won't be changing any time soon, I can go all day and the don't bother me.

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