How many acre of grass can you mow in 1 hour?

Ever find yourself stuck trying to figure out how long it will take you to mow an acre of grass and weeds? Sure there are a few variables you need to know first before you bid on a job such as, how wide is your mower and how fast can you mow? Thanks to this discussion on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum, once you know these two variables, you can review the chart below to see how many acres of grass you can mow in an hour. For instance, a mower with a width of 5 ft, mowing at 2 mph could mow 1 acre in an hour. If you sped up to 3 mph, you could mow 1.5 acres in an hour.

Acres Of Grass & Weeds Mowed Per Hour @ MPH
This chart allows for an added 17% of time to cover overlaps, turns, and rest breaks.

Width of Cut @ Speed 2 MPH 3 MPH 4 MPH 5 MPH 6 MPH 7 MPH 8 MPH
4′ 0.8 1.2 1.6 2
5′ 1 1.5 2 2.6
6′ 1.2 1.8 2.5 3
7′ 1.4 2.1 2.9 3.5
8′ 1.6 2.4 3.3 4 4.7 5.6 6.2
9′ 1.8 2.7 3.7 4.5 5.2 6.2 7.1
10′ 2 3 4.1 5 6 7 8
12′ 2.4 3.6 4.9 6 7.1 8.2 9.6
14′ 2.8 4.2 5.8 7 8.2 9.8 10.6
15′ 3 4.5 6.2 7.5 9 10.6 12
20′ 4 6 8.3 10 12 14 16

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