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Horsepower Per Acre For Mowing Only ?

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andy gartner
And you??

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Brent_Baumer
I have seen the Amish here mow about an acre with 1 horse and a pull behind mower.

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UCD
178 1 18 1/2hp 1 16hp 2 5hp          44.5 HP HP per acre 1/4 acre = 44.5 X 4 = 178hp per acre Or 44.5 ÷ .25 = 178hp per acre Creative math

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thedaddycat
Let's see now...... I have two 7's, three 10's, two 12's, a 14, and a few others. Am I supposed to add them up???

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MDB
I have an 18, a 12, two 10s, a 9 and a 7.25, That would add up to 66.25 HP divided buy 3 acres = 22.0833333 HP per acre...:)

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gregc
12. Right now I only use one tractor to mow. If we use the creative math then I guess it's 48.

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andy gartner
Have you seen what HP/mower deck size, manufacturer's tractor sites recommend per acre? Are they using creative too? A

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BLT
Here is average mowing per hour with different deck sizes. Horsepower is pretty much up to each OEM. I have a Sunstar 20HP with a 48" and that is for the most part overkill unless you get into knee deep grass. Then it is a matter of the deck being able to blow out those gobbs of grass. http://www.ferrisindustries.com/m_productivity.php

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HubbardRA
1-14Hp, 1-13Hp, 1-12Hp, 1-10Hp on 1/3 acre = 147Hp/acre.

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BLT
Five Lawnboys @ 3-1/2 HP each, one 7010-6 @ 10 HP, one 3112H upgraded to 16 HP and one Sunstar @ 20 HP for about 1/5 acre and if I use Maynards math equation, that comes up to 315 HP per acre.

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