Well, it was the opening weekend for us this past week, and man did we have the work. We're a very small operation compared to some, and I operate solo, so when it piles up, I have to tighten the boot straps. Aerating and De-thatching all weekend with Classen equipment. Today, I feel like I was hit by a truck. I must say, it is a rewarding feeling to know you are out there working for yourself. I would not have made it through the 14 hour friday, and 10 hour saturday though had I been making money for someone else. Anyone else ever use any Classen equipment. Personally, I thought the aerator was too heavy/bulky and think I'll look for the Ryan's from now on. Good luck to everyone this season, sounds like people are doing pretty well, and hope this turns out to be a successful year for everyone!