As some of you may know, I recently upgraded from running an Exmark 48 in. Turf Tracer HP w/ 17 Kawi and Accelelerator catcher to a 52 in. Lazer ZHP with the 23 Kawi and Ultravac. Clean-ups and definitely faster now. The problem is I don't know how much faster. I do almost all of my clean-ups by the hour and want to up my rate accordingly. My question is, for leaf clean-ups, how much more productive do you think the Lazer & Vac is over the Turf Tracer? And how much more should I charge to bring it along on clean-ups? I think it's up to 50% faster, but that doesn't mean I can raise my rate that much. I'll be too high on those properties where I'm using only blowers or have little use for it. But I don't want to charge too little and end up getting paid less than I did last year! And I really don't want to lump sum clean-ups. I was thinking along the lines of $10/hr, bringing it to $55 for regular mow customers and $60 for non-regulars. That's what I've been telling people. And as a special bonus, they also get the 2003 Chevy over the 1985....I can't charge more for that too, can I?