A 5,000 or 10,000 lawn is just as hard to deal with when there are all manner of obstacles. Can't get a ride on down stairs or through a 48" pathway that is not level or smooth. A hose is just as much of a PITA. Watch that hose get wrapped around beds and the 1001 trees all over the lawn. Never mind how sometimes it is a 100-150 ft pull from where the truck can be parked til you reach grass. Thank goodness for engine drive backpacks. Mowing guys do not have it any easier. I have seen them two man carry a reel mower to a lawn.
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