I just picked up a new account and the first mow was today, it's a decent sized residential yard about 1/4 acre on a lake in a nice subdivision. The backyard is fenced off so me and a friend hit the back with 2 pushmowers. The grass hadn't been cut for over a month because the house is for sale and the owners have moved out of town. Anyway, both of these pushmowers (one is a 22" Toro which always worked great until now and the other a 21" Honda) crapped out after 5-10 minutes of mowing. They just overheated? and shut right down. Then the pull cords were locked up when I tried to restart them. I know I REALLY do need a commercial walk-behind or 34" ZTR Commercial Gravely that I have my eye on and there is also very used Scag walk-behind for sale and that is in the works for next season, but not affordable right now. Anybody know why these pushmowers just crapped out like that? The Bahia grass was pretty high. BTW I offered that cut for free since I couldn't finish the backyard in time for a house showing, but she said it's ok and she will pay me the full amount once I finish the backyard (hopefully tomorrow.) I charged high for the first cut and then it's going to be weekly thereafter.