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  1. #11

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
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    Denver foot hills
    Tractor
    MF 1215

    Default Re: How long would it take....

    .5 mile = 2640'
    300'/3.75' = 80 laps
    80 X 2640 = 211,200'
    211200 / 5280 = 40 miles
    John Denver said he liked to drive his tractor because it gave him lots of time to think.

  2. #12
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    Mar 2001
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    Location
    BUFFALO ,NEW YORK AREA
    Tractor
    kubota b2400- R4 tires

    Default Re: How long would it take....

    from your original post u said u had 12 acres to mow, you got about 1/2 of it done in about 6 hrs. so that figures out to average 1 acre per hr. actually u done prettly good , if the grass was that high and using a 4 ft cutter. ain't tractoing fun? how does your back feel?[img]/w3tcompact/icons/eyes.gif[/img]

  3. #13

    Default Re: How long would it take....

    When I used to mow about 9 acres of mostly weeds, some chest high, what I used to worry about were the bees. I know there is a bee topic elsewhere, but you've got to be real careful with them. Some areas I had to use low range so it was real tough to fly through an area at such a slow speed. Yikes!!! Also, I found out the hard way that poison ivy was all over the tires, (left a turf design on my arm).

  4. #14

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    Jul 2001
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    Sharpsburg, Md
    Tractor
    John Deere 4100 HST

    Default Re: How long would it take....

    It is done and so am I..... [img]/w3tcompact/icons/grin.gif[/img]

    The job spanned 2.5 days and I racked up 14.1 hours on the hour meter. As I previously mentioned, got to see lots of nature, ate some weed dust and various multi-legged, multi-winged creatures, and have semi-permanent creases on my butt.... [img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

    I'll chock some of the time up to my inexperience in mowing large fields, patterns and all that stuff. I also had to do a little FEL work to move dead trees from the field's edges and remove logs from groundhog holes in a couple of areas. What brain-dead person decided to stuff a log into a groundhog hole is beyond my comprehension? [img]/w3tcompact/icons/crazy.gif[/img] I also happened onto a broken moldboard point. I stopped and got that puppy out of the way. Can't imagine what kind of missle it would have been had I hit it will the rotary cutter.

    Regardless, the job is done. And thanks for the information and words of encouragement. It is time to rest those weary bones.... [img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]

    Terry

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