What size lawn justifies a riding mower?

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What size lawn justifies use of a riding mower?

  1. 1/4 acre

    7 vote(s)
    8.6%
  2. 1/2 acre

    26 vote(s)
    32.1%
  3. 3/4 acre

    15 vote(s)
    18.5%
  4. 1 acre

    21 vote(s)
    25.9%
  5. 2 acres +

    3 vote(s)
    3.7%
  6. Riding mower?! Back in my day...

    1 vote(s)
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  7. Don't all TGP members pay others to mow?

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  1. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Member

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    It's not the size of the lawn that matters,, it's the cool factor of the machine you use;
    You can go fast, with a Chevy V8;

    Or, you can go slower with a D2;
     
  2. 100JH

    100JH Member

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    More than 1 square meter?

    Own it like a champion!
     
  3. Sidmore

    Sidmore no talent hack Silver Supporting Member

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    My lot is is a bit over 1/3 acre which takes me:

    50min to mow with a single blade walk behind mower
    OR
    15min with my riding mower with 54" deck

    Riding mower it is! :)
     
  4. 55hz

    55hz Member

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    What size wallet do you have?
     
  5. jaguarillo68

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  6. gjohnson441496lpjr

    gjohnson441496lpjr Member

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    I learned a lot from your post. I never factored in maintenance, storage, and upkeep on a tractor.
     
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  7. Whiskeyrebel

    Whiskeyrebel Supporting Member

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    As long as nothing falls off that tree, or you rake it spotless before mowing. I got a reel mower because my rider won't fit into some sections of my lawn, and I was fed up with both electric and gas push mowers. Then I found out anything other than a blade of grass will lock it up. I mean even a quarter-sized spruce cone or a spaghetti-sized twig.
     
  8. jakefmvermont

    jakefmvermont Supporting Member

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    I cut about 3 acres and I use a rider.

    But a few years ago, my rider conked out and I bought a big walk behind and used that for a summer or two. I used to cut a section every day...

    I lost some weight.
     
  9. Phil M

    Phil M Supporting Member

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    Yup, lol ... I think that’s what this thread is really about for some.
     
  10. FlackBase

    FlackBase Felonious Monkey Gold Supporting Member

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    Th real question is "What size gut justifies a riding lawnmower?"
     
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  11. MkIII Renegade

    MkIII Renegade Member

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    First, what is your height and weight? Pushing a mower is great exercise. ;)
     
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  12. Bluedano1

    Bluedano1 Member

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    Our bass player (small yard) cuts grass using the old school ( no motor/gas) reel mower with rotating blades- he digs the exercise!
    I now live in an apt.( F**king lost my house), so not an issue ;-)
     
  13. Lwilliams

    Lwilliams Supporting Member

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    Depends on yard and individual. I would say anything over 1/4 acre after you get past 40.

    We keep 5 acres mowed and manicured. I bought a real John Deere commercial series zero turn about 11 years ago. It took my 5 hour job down to 2 hours!! Cost me $9k but it still performs like new.

    Now, started summer 2018, due to one of my diabetic meds, and heat, I fell and passed out during the weed-eat porting of landscaping. My wife saw it on or security cams. Now she won't let me do it anymore. She pays a company to do it.

    I miss it. It was so relaxing, almost cathartic.

    I have a GREAT wife.
     
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  14. Radius

    Radius Supporting Member

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    As much as you think you don't want to cut with a push mower. Thread end.
     

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