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    Default What Size More/Deck for 1 Acre ? 20 Acres ?

    Looking to buy a mowing tractor soon.

    What size engine and deck is ideal to cut 1 Acre ?

    Also, interested in a mower to do a 20 Acre lot. What size tractor/mower deck should I consider ?

    TIA

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    Default Re: What Size More/Deck for 1 Acre ? 20 Acres ?

    Welcome! Lots of guys really favor the zero turn mowers - for lawn mowing. What are you mowing, how often, how smooth is the land?

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    Default Re: What Size More/Deck for 1 Acre ? 20 Acres ?

    Are you talking about 20 acres of rough cut or lawn?
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    Default Re: What Size More/Deck for 1 Acre ? 20 Acres ?

    Welcome to the forum.
    How much time do you have that you want to spend mowing?

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    Default Re: What Size More/Deck for 1 Acre ? 20 Acres ?

    Quote Originally Posted by dave1949 View Post
    Welcome! Lots of guys really favor the zero turn mowers - for lawn mowing. What are you mowing, how often, how smooth is the land?
    Both areas the 1 Acre lot is a residential lawn. Just need a inexpensive mower for this job. Not sure what size to get.

    The 20 acre lot will be rough cut. It's unfinished land that our Neighborhood Association "may" be acquiring soon.

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    Default Re: What Size More/Deck for 1 Acre ? 20 Acres ?

    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Welcome to the forum.
    How much time do you have that you want to spend mowing?
    For the 20 Acre lot as little as possible. Folks would be volunteering their time to cut it so time would be of the essence.

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    Default Re: What Size More/Deck for 1 Acre ? 20 Acres ?

    for 1 ac.. a scut and 5' finish mower would be ok.. for 20 ac.. if we are talking finish mowing.. then a cutand perhaps a 7' rfm

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    Default Re: What Size More/Deck for 1 Acre ? 20 Acres ?

    If time is of the essence then you need to base your decision on cost. How much you have to spend?
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    also.. are you looking for one machine to do both or two machines?

    will they stay on property or be hauled?

    finish mowing only?

    soundugy

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    Default Re: What Size More/Deck for 1 Acre ? 20 Acres ?

    I have a 50" scag zero turn that's rated at 3.8 acres per hour. They may come a little smaller but not much. As far as the 20 acres, I'd go for at least a 7 footer and it's still goig to take sometime. If finished grass on the 20, you'd be better off with a 6 foot commerical mower. They'll do about 7.5 acres per hour.
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