PROPERTY STUDIES

 

4 Properties, 12 Mowers, 42 Weeks. The results are in.

1. Rigden Farms Community Center

0.48 Acres, 20,909 sq. feet, Kentucky Blue Grass

The Rigden Farms Community Center is the perfect application of commercial mowing where quality of cut paired with grass collection is critical. The property has multiple fences, narrow gates, landscaped trees, and that narrow swath of grass between the sidewalk and street we all love so much.

  Mower HP Deck Time + % Area
Per Hour
Walker T25i 25 52" 38:22 - - 0.75 ac/H
Toro Z8000 23 48" 44:19 +5:57 +15.5% 0.65 ac/H
Kubota ZG227 27 54" 44:37 +6:15 +16.3% 0.65 ac/H
Grasshopper 727t 27 52" 55:29 +17:07 +44.6% 0.52 ac/H

 

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2. Platte River Power Authority

1.14 Acres, 49,658 sq. feet, Kentucky Blue Grass

Platte River offers a few challenges for the commercial operator. While it does have lots of wide open mowing, it has a 20° hill with trees at its crest along with tightly clustered landscape rocks. In addition to open productivity capability, a well matched mower for this property needs excellent trimming capabilities and a flexible deck design.

  Mower HP Deck Time + % Area
Per Hour
Walker B23i 23 48" 35:53 - - 1.91 ac/H
Gravely Pro Turn 148 23 48" 38:46 +2:53 +8% 1.76 ac/H
Exmark Pioneer S 651cc 48" 41:45 +5:52 +16.3 1.64 ac/H
Wright Stander I 19 48" 43:40 +7:47 +21.6% 1.57 ac/H
Stiga Park Pro 724cc 48" 42:11 +6:17 +17.51% 1.62 ac/H

 

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3. Timberline Church

2.77 Acres, 120,661 sq. feet, Kentucky Blue Grass

Timberline Church is the ideal property for wide open, high speed, discharge or mulching mowing. It features a large open lawn with a culvert running its length, two lamp posts, and perimeter trees to be trimmed. For a mower to excel here it needs to operate at high speed while maintaining maneuverability and a beautiful cut.

  Mower HP Deck Time + % Area
Per Hour
Walker H27i 27 60" 32:43 - - 5.08 ac/H
John Deere Z930M 27 60" 34:06 +1:23 +4.2% 4.87 ac/H
Hustler SuperZ 27 60" 36:37 +3:54 +12% 4.54 ac/H
Ferris IS2100z 29 61" 39:32 +6:49 +20.8% 4.20 ac/H

 

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4. Moonglow Drive

0.07 Acres, 3,049 sq. feet, Kentucky Blue Grass

Moonglow Drive is the typical residential lawn with lots of tight spaces, a 42" back yard gate opening, and landscaped beds. For most other brands, a commercial riding mower is not an option here, but with the compact Walker mower getting on and off this lawn in a matter of minutes is a breeze.

  Mower HP Deck Time + % Area
Per Hour
Walker S14 14 36" 0:05:48 - - 0.72 ac/H
Exmark Turf Tracer 14.5 36" 0:09:49 +4:01 +69% 0.43 ac/H
Toro Turfmaster 179cc 30" 0:09:47 +3:59 +68% 0.44 ac/H
Wright Stander I 16 36" 0:07:35 +1:47 +31% 0.55 ac/H
Walker S14 14 42" 0:04:26 - - 0.95 ac/H
Husqvarna TC342 656cc 42" 0:07:50 +3:24 +76% 0.54 ac/H
Kubota Kommander 21.5 42" 0:07:55 +3:29 +78% 0.53 ac/H

 

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