Whats the most acres you cut using a walk behind?????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jay317, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. jay317

    jay317 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm doing a job that is 3 acres its all grass and no trees and I will be using a walk behind with jungle wheels because my main zero turn is broke down and I'm just wondering what's the most acres you have mowed using a walk behind
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  2. Hell on Blades

    Hell on Blades LawnSite Senior Member
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    9 -- no jungle wheels -- walked (jogged) it all behind my turf tracer.

    was the only account I did that day (or the next) I was too sore for anymore.
  3. YardFarmersLLC

    YardFarmersLLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    None. I use the Toro only for steep places.
  4. davis45

    davis45 LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. R & R Yard Designs

    R & R Yard Designs LawnSite Senior Member
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    16 acres with a 48 exmark. It blew balls man. The bat wing blow 2 drive motors the day before
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  6. JRuss

    JRuss LawnSite Member
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    3 and will never walkbehind anything again I ride or no cut
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  7. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
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    damn you guys 3 acres, 9 whoa!

    i used to do 1.5 with my 34" simplicity once.. got the 61" ferris quickly after that though lol.

    Worst i did was about a 1.2 acre all open with a 21" pusher/propelled haha, that was horrible.

    We generally dont use anything walk behind unless a zero turn simply doesnt fit through a gate or something.
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    1.5 I think, maybe 2, but I learned somewhere early on that Wb's are made
    for lots UP to an acre so I never much got into the bigger ones with it.

    It's not that it can't be done, it just starts dragging as one approaches the acre,
    not something I would take on full time if a Wb were my only mower.

    Temporarily, well you gotta do what you gotta do some days.
  9. dhunterd08

    dhunterd08 LawnSite Senior Member
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    When I started out, I did a little over an acre as well with a 21inch snapper. I dreaded that day of the week.....How did you like the 61inch Ferris? Do you think one with a velke could stay even with a 48 ZTR? Do they stripe well? I am going to have to pick one or the other soon, and my local ferris/hustler dealer has really impressed me.
  10. Hell on Blades

    Hell on Blades LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    With all the hills in my route, a zero turn doesn't make sense for me. That means I suffer on a few larger accounts.

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