Mowing a field, or mowing large lawns, requires the right equipment and some expertise, and that is what this article is all about. We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, serving the Greater Fort Worth area, and we have what you need, in actual performance and in knowledge, about mowing any field.
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The problems property owners face with acreage mowing
Acreage mowing is not like mowing your front lawn. There are unique problems associated with any sizeable lot mowing, and those problems include:
- The physical size of the job
- The need for specialized equipment
- The cost of a job that size
- The inherent danger involved
Let’s look at each of these in a bit more detail.
Physical size of the job
Acreage mowing specifically refers to any mowing of an acre or more. An acre is the approximate size of a football field.
Stop and think about that for a moment. The circumference of a football field is about a quarter-mile in distance. How long would it take for you to mow a quarter-mile with a residential lawn mower? Two hours? Three? Four?
At Keith’s Tractor Mowing, we can mow up to sixteen acres of field in an hour!
Sixteen – in an hour!
Mowing a field is not like mowing a manicured lawn in an HOA. There are rocks in a field. There are berry vines in a field. There are branches and sticks and all manner of objects which will test the quality of your mowing equipment, and we can tell you now, without hesitation, that residential mowers are not designed to handle mowing a field.
At Keith’s Tractor Mowing we used two main pieces of tractor mowing equipment, a John Deere 4320 for grass over knee high, and uneven, rough ground, and a TORO 5910 with a sixteen-foot cutting width, capable of mowing 100-acres in a day.
We have yet to run across pasture grass we could not handle.
The cost of mowing a field can be explained on two fronts: the cost of hiring someone to do it for you, or the cost to you, in time and equipment, to do the job yourself.
Hire the job out and you’ll pay $50-$100 per hour for the mowing. To put it simply: if you are going to hire it out, make sure the company doing the mowing has equipment like we have at Keith’s Tractor Mowing. We do the job quickly and professionally.
If you are doing it yourself, and you don’t have the proper equipment, you will either have to pay thousands for that equipment, or you will pay in the countless hours it will take you to do the job. Either way you will pay, and pay big!
At the risk of sounding self-serving, we would never recommend that any inexperienced property owner, with inferior equipment, ever attempt to mow acreage. It’s a dangerous job. Even if you have the proper equipment, like we have, it is a dangerous job. That’s why we carry $1,000,000 general liability insurance.
It’s a dangerous job!
Leave it to the professionals, professionals like you’ll find at Keith’s Tractor Mowing, who have the proper equipment and expertise to handle any mowing job you throw at them.