did my first major leaf cleanup today..lot is approx .75acre..our town has curbside leaf pick up so that is what the customer wanted..used redmax7000 and tarp..almost ashamed of the $$ i made, did not make, on this job..took 4.5 hrr/$150..few things i learned/confirmed from reading on this site.. 1. leaf removal usually will take longer than you tink. 2. paying a helper will speed things up tremendously/time and $$ wise. 3. redmax7000, is just an awesome b/p--hands down 4. deffinately need a ztr w/ bagging system to make it worth while. took some digt. pics but the camera is alitlle old and they did not turn out real good..