The 36" Question

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' 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. BRIDGE577

    BRIDGE577 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    it's been a long time since I've used a 36 but if I remember right 1 acre an hour depending how fast you can walk.
  3. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    Depends on the mower and operater. I would think 1/2 acre can be done in 25 minutes with a productive operator.
  4. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,941

    I have a 36" w/b, hydro. I have to really hustle to get 1 acre per hour mowed. This happens on lots that are 1.5 acres, or greater. I use a BullRider sulky on those lots, even to get to the 1 acre/hour rate.

    My typical half-acre lots require nearly an hour to finish. The open mowing is one part of the job. The time required to do the trimming, edging, blow down, loading/unloading, etc all adds up. No matter what size mower you have, all the extras are pretty well fixed times. Most of my half-acre lots have some portion mowed with a hand mower because of terrain, narrow penninsulas, or other reasons.

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