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Typical time to mow, edge, weed eat an acre?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Nick, Feb 29, 2000.

  1. Nick

    Nick Guest
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    Is there a standard for an acre? I keep hearing about 1.2 to 1.5 per sq ft. I am also wondering what is the typical acre lot? Is there a conversion between sq and acre? all I could find is about 46500 sq feet in an acre... Is that right?
  2. jrblawncare

    jrblawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    Nick,one acre is 43,560 sq.ft.I think what you reading from the other post is for a minimum charge for under 10,000 sq ft.To answer your ? would depend on what mower you are using.
  3. Nick

    Nick Guest
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    Looking at a 36in Scag or Exmark. Want to make sure I could fit through most gates.
  4. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    Unless every property you're going to do has a gate: Get a 48&quot; or larger and push-mow those fenced in areas.<p>36&quot; mower on open turf is for the birds.
  5. cutntrim

    cutntrim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 474

    Tweet-tweet! We've got 3 36&quot; mowers. (We've also got a 54&quot; and a 52&quot; though)<p>----------<br>Dave in S.Ontario<br>
  6. Mowing deck sizes eXplained:<p>21&quot; completly useless<br>32&quot; urban assult mower<br>36&quot; a little better than complete useless<br>42-44&quot; a little better than complete useless<br>that trims better.<br>48&quot; Fits in full size p/u with a handy ramp.<br>This is the smallest (48) machine you should buy.<br>52-54&quot; This is the best all around deck for larger residential work and makes a good industrial trimming mower.<br>60-62&quot; Every crew should at least have one.<br>72&quot; is way to big for hilly area I live in<br>so they only have use on athletic fields.
  7. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,411

    I started out with a 38-inch deck, that got old reeeeaaaal soon, nice thing was it fit in the bed of a Mazda pickup(those were the days!) now it collects dust in the garage while I blow out 1/4-1/2 acre lots with my 52-inch turf tracer, the 21-inch mower is used for the occasional dog run and the one gated back yard.<p>Anyone with a discharge chute for a 21-inch toro rear bagger, the one that replaces the bag, contact me off-list.<p>Bill

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