This, as you may have already noticed is my first post here and I must admit I have been very impressed with the discussions that I have read over the the last week, since becoming a member. Now for my question. I'm wanting to start a lawn care business in my area within the next 6 to 8 months. By what i've read most people start out with just a 21" mower and trimmer or perhaps a small riding mower. Would it be naive to go out and buy perhaps a good used commercial mower that would cost a few thousand $ or should I aim a little lower and try to start out on the cheaper side of things till I have a good number of clients. My thinking is with better equipment clients will be easier to obtain and keep, than with the consumer equipment. Of course I realize that there is a lot more envolved than just having good equipment but I thought that I would run it buy you guys and see what you thought.