Walk behinds all the way. You can do everything with a 36 inch walk behind, you can not do everything with a 48 inch or bigger zero turn. Go encore, scag, wright, exmark, or toro, those are all great brands to work with, and dealer support is a big plus if you are just starting out and don't have tools to do the repairs yourself. Go for a 36 inch, hydro, floating deck, with double wheel sulky
Exmark 36' metro, 14hp belt drive, walk behind
Scag 36' 16hp advantage deck, belt drive, walk behind
Crapsman 21', 6hp, push
All Stihl Handhelds
Troy Bilt Bronco CRT tiller, 9hp
Hand tools by Kobalt and Ridgid
Wheelbarrows by Kobalt
All Husquvarna saws: Everything from 14' Climbing to 48' 3/4 Wrap.
Thanks to Petzl, Buckingham, and Yale I am still alive!
And I'm 17...