wow i wouldn't rake anyones yard unless it was like 1/8th of an acre lol. even then i would just use the leaf blower and blow it off. i would use the mower for an acre yard.
i dunno what it is about some people. they wanna pay you $10 an hr for you to rake their yard that is 1 acre? lol. i don't think they understand that $10hr back in 1960 was alot more money than it is in 2012. that would be like $100hr in 2012 lol.