Ok tell me this... I started my business toward the end of last year. I am fully legit (inc., lic., ins., etc...). I still have a full time job but I am looking to hopefully break away by next year. I have more work than I can handle (part time). I am having to turn work down. Currently I have 12 accounts ranging from $25.00 to $90.00 per cut. Most recently I have picked up an entrance to a sub (800 x 14), a 32000 sq/ft. res., and another 24000 sq/ft. res. I have about $6,000 invested (used 36" metro hp, new BR600, new FS90 trimmer, used 5x8 trailer and a few other necessities). With these new accounts I am starting to feel the need for a NEW Z. I tried the USED route and did not fair well. I already have $500.00 in repairs (belts, tires, spindles, etc...) on the Metro. For a few hundred more I could have bought NEW with warranty. At this point in my venture, does a new Z sound like a warranted purchase? By the way, I am considering a LazerHP 19/46 for $6799.00. Any input will be appreciated.