Lawn Mower Productivity Chart
Keep in mind a 17 hp 42 inch mower will not be able to mow as fast as a 24 hp 42 inch mower.
A good guess for mowing speeds is:
2 mph for a cheap, low hp lawn tractor (like the Yard Machines 38 inch)
4 mph for most other residential lawn tractors, zero turns and garden tractors (like the Craftsman YT4000)
6 mph for most mid-priced zero turns and estate tractors (like the John Deere EZTrak)
8 mph for most commercial zero turns (like the Toro Grandstand and ExMark Vantage)
11 to 13 mph for the high end commercial mowers (Like the Wright Stander ZK)
Updated : March 2017
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Thanks to Exmark Lawn Equipment for originally developing this chart.
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