The Best Equipment for Acreage Mowing

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What equipment should you use for acreage mowing? What equipment should you expect to be used by a reputable and experienced commercial mowing services when doing your acreage mowing?

Acreage mowing is not like mowing the front lawn at your home.  It is a much larger proposition, and it carries with it a unique set of problems, problems which can only be solved by using the right equipment for the job, and that’s what we will talk about today, the best equipment for large lot mowing.

We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, serving the Greater Fort Worth area. Call us if you have an acreage mowing job in the Fort Worth area, and we’ll come out and give you a quote.

Now, let’s talk about the unique nature of acreage mowing and acreage mowing services.

Size matters

When talking about mowing jobs, size does matter.  There is a place in this world for TORO push mowers, and there is a place in this world for TORO tractor mowers.  Yes, you can mow an acre of land with a push mower, but do you really want to? Consider this . . .

An acre of land is approximately the size of a football field.  A residential push mower has a cutting swath of about sixteen-inches.  A TORO acreage tractor mower has a cutting width of about sixteen-feet.  A football field is about 100-yards long and 40-yards wide.  Using a residential walk-behind mower, that acre of mowing will take several hours of non-stop mowing. Using a tractor mower, that same field will take about fifteen minutes tops.

If you are doing this mowing job yourself, you have to ask yourself how much your time is worth to you, and if you are paying for acreage mowing services, you will want the tractor mower for sure to save you money.

The nature of the grass in a large field

Very few large fields have immaculate grass or lawn/like qualities.  Usually, acreage is made up of some lawn but mostly overgrown pasture grass and some small shrubs/vines.  Pasture grass is hard to mow with a residential mower.  It is longer, it is tougher, and it requires sharper blades and more powerful mower engines to cut it, the kind you will find with tractor mowers.

Small shrubs and all manner of dangerous projectiles in acreage mowing

Small shrubs and vines cannot be cut by residential mowers. The blades are not sharp enough and the mower engines are not powerful enough.  In addition, most fields/acreage have rocks and sticks buried deep in the grass. Those foreign objects will ruin a residential mower.

The right equipment, costly but necessary

We are not trying to sell tractor mowers to anyone. We are simply stating the truth based on many years of acreage mowing experience.  Tractor mowers, and attachments like a brush hog, are the absolute best equipment for an acreage mowing.  Yes, they are costly.  Many property owners will not be able to afford to purchase a tractor mower and attachments, which will lead them to acreage mowing companies.  Just make sure, if you are paying for the services of a professional mowing company, they have the right equipment for the job.

A word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing

Keith’s Tractor Mowing is a trusted name in the Fort Worth area. No job is too big. No job is too tough. We have cleared the way for pipelines, we have kept commercial property looking appealing, and we have tackled more farms than we can count.  Call us for your acreage mowing, and we’ll do the job right the first time and every time.