I've been thinking about strategy for this coming season. This June will be 1 yr. in biz for me. I was considering getting a 36" comm. walk behind for gated properties, then I read some previous posts on this board from guys who don't want the aggravation of doing them. Now I'm thinking I'll keep the money in the bank acct. and just turn down small gated properties, I could screen them before even going out to bid. I think I'm going to be as busy as I want to be without them. If my 52" Lazer can't get in to cut it, I don't think I want it. I have a 22" push mower for the occasional small area that just has to be done. There is another factor to consider and that is the walkbehind would be a good insurance policy if the main mower gous down/in the shop. Who does a lot of small gated area's. Are you happy doing them? Also, who passes on them and keeps on truckin to the next open lawn?