I know its alot of money to spend on equipment for a service that would only be offered for a few weeks every year but I think it will pay off. This would be an investment in my company....I don't really need it to pay for itself in its first year (that'd be really nice though). But to have it paid off after 2 leaf seasons would be fine by me. But like I've been saying, I still need to talk to people in my area to see if there is even a market for this type of service. Once I start talking to current customers, neighbors, friends, family, etc...I will have much better idea whether this service would be profitable for me or not. The whole reason for me posting this on here, is to get responses from you guys...especially ones who have offered this type of service. I want to make sure that I know what I'd be getting into. I don't want to make a poor decision and regret buying $8000 worth of equipment. I'm very dutch, so spending money doesn't come easy to me. I about had a heart attack when I wrote the check for my truck.