I have a few questions about equipment, due to the fact that I desperately need some new equipment this year, but don't want to get in a rush and buy the wrong equipment on my limited income. I had to just about start my business from scratch this season, and I currently have a 21" John Deere with a Kawasaki engine, but the self-propel keeps breaking, due to a hole in the aluminum deck that causes the grass to clog up and make the drive belt break. It's an old mower anyway, and not worth putting much money into more repairs. I went to Home Depot and got the only Echo trimer I could afford, which is a curved shaft and only has about 21 cc, I think, and I'm really noticing the lack of power when it comes to edging. At this point, I don't have a blower at all. So I'm wondering what I should replace first and what to replace it with? I suppose what I really need is a 36" walk behind or possibly the Great Dane Gateway (it has a section of the deck that folds up so you can get it through gates) but I can't wait till I have a few thousand to replace my current mower. I suppose I could buy a lawn boy as a temporary solution, but then how do I determine when it is worth it to purchase a walk behind? I guess I could better ask this question by asking how much time would a 36" really save me on an average yard, if the yard took about 40 minutes to mow with a 21"? And would it be better to purchase the 36" sooner or save that money for the Great Dane? And what about my line trimmer? I was satisfied in the past with my Echo, which was about 26cc, but should I go for a bigger trimmer to cut down on edging time? Any advice will be helpful here.