I saved up $1500 bucks went to the local dealer (who I still work with today, 15 years now)
I paid$800 bucks for a brand new toro 21" self propelled BBC bad azz mower!!Man I was stoked, I also bought a stihl trimmer for $200 and a br 340 blower for $240 along with the hedger attachemnet. Printed out a 1000 flyerrs and landed 3 accounts out of the gate!! Within a couple of months i had 15 accounts and was off to the races! i paid $200 for my first walker zero turn mower, spent $150 getting the thing to start and about another 3k the next couple of months keeping it running.......sold it for 4k and bought a new one a year later.