Hey, guys. I am looking to start up a small lawn service this year as the job market in my neck of the woods is pretty much awful. I've been unemployed now for a little over a year and a B.S. degree that is apparently useless to any employer within an hour drive. I enjoy working outside, and I used to work on a grounds crew when I was in high school so I thought I'd give this a shot. I don't have much cash on hand so I'm going to have to do what I can with what I have available this season. I already have a weed trimmer and a blower (both are Stihl) and a truck to haul stuff in, but I need a mower. I was thinking of one of Honda's higher end residential models. I've read many places on this site already about how most residential equipment won't last more than a season, but I've also read that some commercial guys do use some of Honda's residential mowers with no problem (although I'm certain those are not their main mowers). Here are the ones that I'm considering and that are in my price range: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Honda-21...s-Mower-with-Auto-Choke-HRR216K9VKA/203709643 http://www.homedepot.com/p/Honda-21...Blade-Stop-HRR216K9VYA/203709697?N=5yc1vZc5ap http://www.homedepot.com/p/Honda-GC...ck-Mower-HRX217VKA/100617641?N=5yc1vZc5apZ3le The last one at $599 is at the absolute limit of my budget. Is the smart drive feature and better engine in the last one worth the additional cash? Also, I've checked Craigslist but no dice there. I wish I had enough cash for a good, used WB but I haven't found anything for less than $2,000 which I cannot swing right now. I'm hoping to start small and land some customers with .5 acre yards and smaller and win them over with good service and a good job. I can worry about expansion later. First, I've got to get in the game though. Any thoughts or advice on the mowers I listed? I'm also open to other brands, Toro, etc. if I can get a solid one for up to around $600. Thanks in advance!