You also want to consider dealer support when buying new equipment. A good or bad dealer will make or break the deal. Without a good dealer I wouldn't buy the best equipment in the world. You will know what I mean when a dealer goes to bat for you on warranty claims and dealing with the manufacturer.
I'm not to familiar with husky products except chainsaws which they make well. Not many dealers around here for Husky commercial lawn equipment.
I started with slightly used commercial equipment and upgraded as my business grew. This allowed me to keep my costs low and stay out of debt.