The Mowing Calculator estimates the distance walked, calories burned mowing and time required to mow an area of grass.
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Miles Walked Mowing (eM): The calculator returns the distance traveled while mowing in miles, the time it took in minutes, and the calories burned. However, these can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down menu.
According to a report from Valdosta University, the following calories per hour are associated with mowing (cutting) grass. These are approximate numbers based on the person's weight, and there are numerous other factors that can change the total calories burned.
|Using Push Mower
|Using a Riding Mower
Very few yards are perfect rectangles. In order to estimate the distance walked while mowing, one must first estimate the total mowing area. This calculator uses the width of the swath created by the mower to then compute the linear distance walked. Most push mowers are between 18" and 24" wide. This calculator assumes that there is an overlap of two inches (2") when mowing rows.