Farmers and ranchers face this question about pasture mowers practically every year. The life of a farmer/rancher is a busy one. Who has time to mow a pasture? Maybe it would be worth it, in the long run, to pay a commercial mower to come in and do some acreage mowing?
We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with outstanding acreage mowing, and we know what you are looking for in pasture mowers. Call us and ask us for a job quote on pasture mowing cost. If you are going to hire from the large pool of pasture mowers in the Fort Worth area, you might as well hire the best, and that is Keith’s Tractor Mowing.
What do pasture mowers do?
A trained and experienced pasture mower will do the following:
- Proper mowing with proper mowing equipment
- Soil samples
Let’s look at each of these tasks/facets involved with pasture mowing services.
Proper mowing and proper equipment from pasture mowers
Although the tendency of farmers/ranchers is to mow every few weeks, the truth is, for best growth and improved health of a pasture, it is only necessary to mow two or three times each summer. That mowing will require proper equipment, and that proper equipment will include a tractor mower and a brush hog. No substitute will do the job as well as those two pieces of mowing equipment.
Having a thriving pasture is a matter of constant maintenance and an understanding of what makes a thriving pasture. This will require vigilance. This is not a one mow and done proposition, not if your pasture is important to the operation of your farm/ranch. We suggest a regular maintenance schedule, with a trained pasture mower, be drawn up and adhered to.
Soil samples should be taken, and tested, to determine the nature of your pasture soil. This, in turn, will give you valuable information about future seeding, the type of seeds which will allow for the greatest yield of pasture grass, and any nutrients which might be missing in the soil.
What do pasture mowers cost?
There is no one cost we can quote you for pasture mowers. If we were to issue a guess, purely a general guess, we would say you are looking at $75-$100 per hour, but again, that is an estimate. Most tractor mowers can mow upwards of fifteen acres in an hour, so plan your cost accordingly based on the size of your pasture.
Is a pasture mower worth it to you?
We simply cannot answer this question for you. Only you can determine if the cost of pasture mowing is worth the benefits/outcome. All we can tell you is that pasture yields can be increased using proper mowing and maintenance techniques. Whether that increase in yield is worth the extra cost, and whether that extra cost fits into your budget, those are questions you, the farmer/rancher, will have to wrestle with.
A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing
If you are in the Fort Worth Metro area, within seventy-five miles of Fort Worth, and you are looking for a leader in lot mowing/acreage mowing/pasture mowing, then Keith’s Tractor Mowing, locally owned and operated, is the phone call you should make. Ask us about our $1,000,000 general liability assurance. Call us and arrange for a job quote, and at that time we can talk to you about increasing your yields through proper pasture mowing techniques.