I'm a homeowner living in central Indiana and yes, I'm thinking strongly about buying a 2008 Walker MT-GHS 26hp.efi. w/48" deck. Yeah, I'm pretty confident it will produce a much better lawn/cut than I'm accustomed to with a riding lawn tractor. Pretty simple! Here's the twist. Once I retire from my regular 9-5 job, I may decide to take the Walker on the road and try to hustle a few extra bucks mowing/caring for 1/2 to 1 acre residential sized lawns in upscale/wealthy neighborhoods/areas. Now mind you, I'm not looking to "work" for a living...but instead, just piddle around by mowing 4-6 properties/week (with the occasional help of a couple of young studs (son/grandson). The youngsters can do the 'real labor' type work (string trim, edge, lifting, etc.) while l park my *** on the Walker and supervise. Here are my questions. 1. Will the Walker really produce a high quality cut such that I can command a little higher price for services? 2. Does the Grass Handling System really work well for mowing & leaf clean-up or am I dreaming? Good vaccuum capabilities...or just a clogging mess looking for a place to happen? 3. Given the size of lawns I'm talking about, is it too slow to get the job done so I can move on to the next job $$$? 4. What are the Walker's limitations/weaknesses if I'm on mostly flat terrain??? 5. Will the rich/lazy/busy millionaire's pay for quality lawn service (leaf clean-up too)??? I realize most "pros" probably don't fiddle with bagging/catching for lots of good reasons. But, if I'm willing to do it, can I make money taking care of these million dollar homes/homeowners? I see leaf's all over the ground right now and smell extra money in the air. Am I dreaming? P.S. I know the 48" deck presents issues entering gates...but I can be selective. Is the 48 a good "all purpose sized deck for my purpose? Who knows, if I get stupid and want to give the kids something to really do, I might buy a Quick 36 dually and put em to work. Oh yeah, the real reason I'm thinking of buying a Walker is to make my own lawn the talk of the neighborhood. $11,000 worth of self-satisfaction (can you say *stupid*) Thanks for your ideas!