Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 29
  1. #11

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    214
    Location
    NE Missouri
    Tractor
    Kubota BX1800

    Default Re: You guys have me worried

    Well, put me in the camp who has never timed myself (or more specifically my wife) on how long it's takes to mow and we have 5 acres as well. We both enjoy being outside doing whatever, and don't see mowing as a chore. I had a JD 285 w/ a 50" deck, a very similar machine to the 260. Could have purchased another Deere L&G, but took the opportunity to get more usefullness out of a small CUT. Ended up with a BX, mostly because my wife does most of the mowing and she didn't like the stance of a B7500 or JD4100. Outfitted the BX w/ a 54" deck because it fits our property better than the 60".

    So basically, I have replaced a very competent mowing machine (JD) , with about the same mowing capacities and more overall usefulness.

    Jim

  2. #12

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    1,064
    Tractor
    Yanmar 1500D

    Default Re: You guys have me worried

    Takes me over 3 hrs to do about 2.5 acres with a 42" deck....and I am flying.

  3. #13
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    232
    Location
    Lebanon, Tennessee
    Tractor
    JD 5055D, JD 790 MFWD

    Default Re: You guys have me worried

    Ok, I guess I am going to pee in the party punch, but if you guys are mowing at speeds any more than 3 MPH, you effectivly are "tearing" or knocking the grass down. I instruct my employees never to mow more than 1/2 the ground speed that the mower can move. For your suction deck to work properly, you need to move a little slower so the blades have a chance to clip the grass off, not tear or shread it. Doing this will stress the grass out, making the tips turn yellow, or brown. Just my two cents worth.

    Dave

  4. #14
    Platinum Member buppy69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    788
    Location
    Western NC
    Tractor
    Hinomoto E2804, Hinomoto N239,

    Default Re: You guys have me worried

    I have a 60" rear finish mower on a 28hp tractor with 4 speed trans. I mow a 3 acre open field every week in 3rd gear and it takes 50 minutes. Smooth as carpet, not knocked down.

    Eugene

  5. #15
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    73
    Location
    Alabama
    Tractor
    JD4710

    Default Re: You guys have me worried

    Remember "Speed Thrills!" What's the use of having a big fine tractor if you can't mow FAST?

    Greg

  6. #16

    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    311
    Location
    Vermilion County, IL
    Tractor
    2000 B7500HSD Kubota, 2 Case ingersol 448 tractors

    Default Re: You guys have me worried

    I have a bad back also and with my B7500 it would jar me so bad that my teeth would click together. That was at a slow speed mowing. I replaced the original seat with a spring and shock seat from Northern Tool. I just mowled this morning and could go twice as fast and I didn't snap my back or click my teeth once.

  7. #17
    Gold Member alvanko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    399
    Location
    Hinckley , Ohio
    Tractor
    Yanmar YM186D & Ford LGT14D

    Default Re: You guys have me worried

    You guys make me feel like an old man !! It takes me 2 hours to mow 1 acre . I figure slow ground speed and fast blade tip speed equal a fine cut ! I have a 48" deck on my CUT . 2 1/2 to 3 hours if I trim around all the trees , the ditch and the house . And yea , I am one of those gys who enjoys mowing my lawn and take pride in how good it looks and having a cold beverage when I'm done . It takes me 6 hours to brush hog about 3 acres at my dad's property with a 48" hog .

  8. #18
    Super Member
    Rest in Peace
    frank_f15's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Posts
    6,033
    Location
    BUFFALO ,NEW YORK AREA
    Tractor
    kubota b2400- R4 tires

    Default Re: You guys have me worried

    i agree, i cut one peice which is a little over 1 acre, and with a 60 rfm behind a b2400 it takes me about an hour, tractor and mower are capable of doing it faster, but my inards and equiptment don't like to get shaken around that much, all depends on the terrain and trees.

  9. #19

    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    769
    Location
    MD
    Tractor
    New Holland TC33D

    Default Re: You guys have me worried

    O.K. guys I think you all need to put the calculators away. A CUT doesn't need to be better at anything. Owning acreage is just an excuse to have an CUT. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/grin.gif[/img] Personally, sitting upon a fine looking machine is a pleasure, I enjoy mowing. scraping, loading, chipping, and all the other things that I will do someday on my CUT. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/love.gif[/img] Mowing 5 acres an hour...where's the fun in that, it may as well be work. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

    My apologies to all who actually use their CUTs for real work. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]

  10. #20
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    718
    Location
    Maine
    Tractor
    Cub Cadet 7360SS & Craftsman GT3000 23 HP w/50

    Default Re: You guys have me worried

    not to be picky....but being an engineer afterall..... your numbers are on the low side by 10% because one acre = 43,560 sq. ft.

    five acres = 216800 sq ft.
    3.42 mph

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2016 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.