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how much gas do you use per garden season?

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#1 Greasy6020 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 19, 2016 - 12:13 PM

hey all,


i have a contest i am entered in, if i win i get $1500 Canadian. 


i need some assistance with figuring out how much gas i will need. 


here are some specifics:


1/2 acre in production, plowed, chisel plowed (7 C shank cultivator teeth) and disked (30'' offset disk) to prepare seedbed, row crop cultivated 1 once a week 


1/2 acre in fallow, disked every 2 weeks for 14 weeks.


1/2 acre in forages to be cut and fed to family's chickens or dumped in fallow area. grass will be cut when 12'' tall. grass will be raked and hauled with tractors to speed up process. 


the tractors i will be dealing with are:


john deere 300 with original kohler k341 (plowing, cultivating and mowing)


massey 12 with 12 hp tecumseh (disking, row crop cultivating)


moto mower 6020 with 6.5 hp briggs clone (raking and hauling)



i will be extremely grateful to all who help, this is a big project...


thanks everyone for a great site! just like family here!


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#2 boyscout862 ONLINE  

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Posted April 19, 2016 - 01:15 PM

You need to make a table with how many hours each activity takes,  times the number of times that you do it,  times the number of gallons per hour that the machine uses. This will give you a total gallons per activity per season. Then total the gallons that each activity uses.


An example:  1 hour per mowing x 12 times per year x 11/2 gallons per mowing =       18 gallons per year mowing.


                        2 hours leaf vacuuming x 1 time per year x 3 gallons per hour vacuum  = 6 gallons per year vacuuming


                                                                                                           total    =         24 gallons


Good Luck, Rick

Edited by boyscout862, April 19, 2016 - 01:18 PM.

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#3 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted April 19, 2016 - 01:17 PM

35 liters.

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