I was wondering if anyone purchased a piece of equipment that was not use on a daily basis, was a more "specialized" piece and what they thought about it. For example, I purchased my first thatcher in the '80's. It was a good money maker and sure beat renting one. A few years ago I bought a Ryan Lawn Air 5. Paid for itself that year and has proiven to be another great revenue generator. This year, my sleeper purchase (compared to all of the other equipment I purchased) was the sod cutter. This machine saves soooooo much time, works so effortlessly and makes us a great amount of money. This one by far is the one that I say "How'd we ever do w/out it for so long?" My next one (hopefully in the spring) will be a skid steer. We have been renting more regularly this year, but have been approved to store bulk materials on our site, so hope to use one for loading mulch as well as for landscape work. So what toy has helped you out??