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The 36" Question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Ocean Side, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. Ocean Side

    Ocean Side LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    How much of an area do you think that you can cut with a 36" W/B in an hour?

    Or How long to cut 1/2 an acre with a 36" W/B?
  2. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    It just so happens I have a Scag catalong sitting right here. According to that, a 36" at 4mph will mow 1.1 acre/hour.
  3. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    Are you walking or riding a velke?
  4. Ocean Side

    Ocean Side LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    I am walking right now, I am asking to help make the decision of seasonal pricing and the purchase of a velke. Thanks for the great responses.
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I can cut 35 acres an hour with a 21 so you should be able to cut upwards of 50 an hour even with the slowest 36.

    Alright, now that I've gotten the bull out of the way regarding productivity...

    There are too many variables among individual users, machines and mowing conditions to give you an accurate answer. In my area cutting weekly, during the middle of the season when crabgrass growth is heavy, with wet grass, on a bumpy lawn and cutting the lawn at 2.5 inches you would be lucky to cut 1/2 acre per hour. In perfect conditions you may be able to achieve over 2 acres an hour but how often do we see perfect conditions?

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