Are you considering purchasing a tractor for mowing, renting a tractor mower, or hiring a tractor mowing services? If so, this article will prove informative and helpful. We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with quality tractor mowing/acreage mowing. Call us for a job quote when you want the very best that Fort Worth has to offer.
The cost to purchase a tractor mower
For an area measured in acres, you are looking at tractor mowing equipment which will run you between $5,000-$10,000, depending upon the bells and whistles you include in your purchase. Yes, that is a lot of money to keep your grass and weeds at bay; having said that, tractor mowers are made to take on the tough jobs, with blades made of the toughest steel, and engines which can produce extremely high revolution rates. The job will be done correctly, but at what cost to your budget.
One other thing to think about: tractor mowers are considered big machinery, and proper training on big machinery is always the best path to take.
The cost to rent a tractor mower
You can rent a tractor mower from a farm implement store. Cost varies, but plan on a hundred dollars minimum for a couple hours rental. Realize, also, that you will have to transport that tractor mower to the site of your lot mowing, so factor that into the equation.
The skills needed to operate a tractor mower
We would be remiss if we did not emphasize the fact, once again, that a tractor mower is a large and powerful piece of machinery. We will not state the statistics of injuries caused each year by tractor mowers, and people operating them without proper training. And we certainly do not want to discuss the annual deaths attributed to mower accidents. Suffice it to say that if you plan on purchasing a tractor for mowing big lots, make sure you have the training and skills necessary. Any farm implement store, or tractor manufacturer, will tell you the same thing.
It might make more sense to hire a tractor mowing company. Which brings us to the final option, hiring a commercial mowing company to do the job for you, at a cost of $75-$100 per hour on average. They not only have the proper equipment, including a brush hog for those tough vegetation jobs, but they have the training and the general liability insurance to protect you against any proper damage that might happen.
If that price seems high, remember that proper tractor mowers can handle between 10-16 acres in an hour, so chances are you are only looking at spending approximately $100 each time you have the job done. Again, yes, that might seem expensive, but it is also expedient, safe, and the job is done correctly if you hire a reputable tractor mowing company from one of the tractor mowing services in your area.
Shop around, ask questions, follow up on references, and make a decision based on your research.
A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing
Fort Worth farmers and property owners in Fort Worth know that Keith’s Tractor Mowing is a trusted name in all jobs over one-acre. Call us when the job seems too large for you to handle.