Ok, this is my first season and I'm just starting a couple clean ups this week. These are fairly small to medium lawns (ranging from 3k to maybe 8k sq.ft.). I don't have any fancy, expensive leaf removal equipment. Just my new 36" Exmark metro. So, I guess I'm just gonna have to hit them with my rakes. My question is, does anyone here use those big aluminum landscape rakes (like 40 or 48 inches wide or something like that!)? They usually say that they're for various jobs (light grading, leveling, etc.), but then they also say for raking leaves. Seems that they would move alot of leaves, and faster then a typical 30" plastic rake. Just haven't ever seen anyone using one. Thinking about buying one. Thoughts? Thanks.