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Postby Arizona Mike » Sun Aug 22, 2004 3:07 pm

Hello again

Mowing at full rpm, with a full tank of gas, could you please tell me about how long I should be able to go?

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Postby Bigdog » Sun Aug 22, 2004 3:15 pm

Until you run out of gas??????? (sorry couldn't pass that up) :D :D :D
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Postby johnbron » Sun Aug 22, 2004 3:20 pm

I have no idea but fill`er up, Set yer watch and start mowing. When you run out of gas check your watch and let us all know how long a full tank will last. :twisted:

Seriously I would be interested to know how long also. :P
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Postby Rick ('50, NC) » Sun Aug 22, 2004 3:44 pm

I use about a gallon an hour in my '50 with 42" C-2 mower - more or less depending on how thick the grass is.
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Postby ScottyG » Sun Aug 22, 2004 3:54 pm

That's about right. About a gallon an hour with my C3 deck.

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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Aug 22, 2004 4:15 pm

I run about 3/4 a gallon an hour with my D9 flail. Get a ruler, an inch = about a gallon of gas in the tank. That's not exact, but close.
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Postby rleggitt » Sun Aug 22, 2004 6:14 pm

I have checked mine and it is about 1 gallon per hour or per acre or
43,560 sq. ft with a woods42 on the '64 and grass about 8-10 inches
cut to 3 1/2-4 inches. That is when I don't let any grass grow under my
feet. :lol: :lol: :lol: Ha! Just had to throw that one in.

S-o-o, I guess that equates to $1.79 per acre per cutting or $0.0041
per sq ft. not to get too precise mind you.

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Postby Donny M » Sun Aug 22, 2004 6:26 pm

Russ,

At $1.799 per gallon that would be about $.029983333 per minute or $.000499722 per second. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Carm » Sun Aug 22, 2004 10:50 pm

I'm doing about a gallon an hour. The Cub sure is easy on gas

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Postby Arizona Mike » Mon Aug 23, 2004 1:02 pm

I love this forum. Thank you Bigdog.

OK..I set my watch and started her up. Using the ruler method, I showed about five gallons. One hour later I measured the tank again...yep a little more than four inches.

One problem here though...the gas in Sierra Vista AZ is 1.99/gal. How will this adjust my cost per acre, and my operating costs. 2 net 10 = 60/1.99. I have moved the zypher one place to the left of the decimal, but it can't be that cheap to run.

Seriously..Thanks. :D

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Postby Rudi » Mon Aug 23, 2004 5:19 pm

Mike:

On the lighter side of life :!: :idea: :wink:

Don't be acomplaining about $1.99/gallon gas.... guess what it is here?

$0.949/liter. 3.84 liters to a US gallon makes that what ? $3.64416 per gallon. And that is for regular..... hi test is $1.04/litre!

I would be GLAD to pay a measely buck99 :roll: :shock: :? :!: :!: :D

I don't even want to know what my per acre costs are gonna be :roll: :roll: :cry:
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Postby PAUL K. in N.H. » Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:59 pm

Hi All

I have harly used my cub in the 3 years I have had it, and have not read through my manuals, So I don't even know how many gallons of fuel my 61 cub holds. Paul K. in N.H. :oops: :roll:

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Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:50 pm

7 1/2 gallons
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