I have a fair bit experience in pest & weed control but the last ten years I've owned a carpet cleaning company that's done well.I miss working outdoors and was thinking of getting into lawn care. During work I called in and priced an Exmark 48" ,I was shocked when the guy said about 14k !! I know this is Canada but our $ is at .91cents to the US. How you all get by,with the gear required,expenses,etc.