Checked out three lawns to bid on today. One is a friend and the other are her two next door neighbors. These lawns are gorgeous, lush, thick, dark green, beautiful landscaping etc. Current lawn service charges $25 (I think it's to low) to m/t/b but my friend is not real happy with him says he doesn't trim too well. I did see quite a few places he missed. Friend says her husband is real picky (he had his whole front lawn re-sodded because it wasn't think enough)! Here's my dilemma: I'm not so sure the cut from my tractor (JD LX-176) is going to make him happy. It has a decent cut but nowhere near the Exmarks, Ferris's etc. It would be crazy to go buy a nice ZTR just starting out but on the other hand, if the tractor is holding me up from getting accounts, what good is that? And now with the smoke coming from the engine, I don't know what to do. As usual, looking for advice from the "big guys & girls" Joel B.