Originally Posted by herler
Folks, if you are thinking stay small it isn't in the mower department this needs to happen, by staying small we speak of customers and the amount of work we take on (as in don't bite off more than you can chew) but by all means please stop dumbing yourself down in the lawn mower department.
Ztr's aren't the answer either, why every newcomer thinks they need a Ztr, it is only my guess they see these machines on the back of everyone's trailer but let me clue you in... The Ztr is the Beamer of lawn mowers, you only buy one of these when you got more money than sense, or so many dang years in the business you are tired of busting your butt every day and you can afford it so you feel like sitting on your lazy ass, fine...
But for everyone else...
In my opinion when it comes to mowers you need the biggest and baddest money can buy and in that sense it needs to be cost efficient, you need to get bang for the buck so if a 30" piece of Home Depot crap is all you have money for then you might as well get a $300 21" Honda or thereabouts and save, save, save until you have 4 or 5 thousand dollars to buy yourself a decent 44" to 48" Walk Behind from a commercial dealer.
I started out my business by buying a shiny new ztr and only had a handful of customers. Heck, I didn't have any the day I brought it home! I use to see guys riding around on ztr's and always wanted to ride one around. Now I bust my azz so much that I NEED the "sit down" time on the mower.
If your opinion is to get the biggest and baddest money can buy, then why settle for a 44-48" walk behind? Makes no sense, kinda like a lot of your posts.