Gentlemen, I could not find this under the search function, so here goes: My lmo will be starting this spring and I work a 40+hr/wk job that will only allow me to do the lmo part-time (afternoons and Saturdays: 10-20 upscale, small, gated lawns which will be w/ a (2) commercial 21" mowers). My primary question regards an opportunity to cut my homeowner's association park. It is a large area (3+ acres, undulating, a lot of trees, no chemical applications) and w/ my concentration of small lawns, should I break down and buy a ZTR (which will be part-time) or rent a ZTR? I want to find out how many guys do this and which is more beneficial. To buy or to rent! Note: My goal is to be full-time lmo (read: quit the full-time corporate job once my lmo takes-off) within 2 years while weeding out my no pays and keeping longhaul customers. Also, I will be picking up larger accounts and need to know if this is a cost I should allow for now. I'd rather not have to laydown the cash if the ZTR won't be paying for itself. I need some opinions.