I have read some studies that tried to determine how much it cost to run a typical ZTR per HR. What have you found are your direct cost to run a ZTR and further have you figured indirect cost such as transportation, insurance, advertising, interest, labor. Example of direct cost just to get the ball rolling: Typical ZTR $7,500 typical lifespan 2,500 hrs. Fuel 2 gallon hr @$3.50 Just an example I know there are large differences in machines. Cost of machine $3.00 pr hr Cost of fuel $7.00pr hr Maintenance ? Repair ? Labor ? As you can see we are up to $10,00 per hr before we even figure in maintenance or repair. I read about a LCO than ran a Walker fleet and he ended up calculating direct cost of about $12.00 per hr. What are your views and have you ever taken the time to figure out how much just this one aspect of your business cost. I am guessing my cost are closer to $15.00 per hour (direct cost) with larger machines but I may be way off. I'm just kind of doing all this in my head so if I got something wrong I appoligize.