This site is an incredibly great resource! I'm a newcomer to the business and have been reading all of threads for about a month now. Great perspective from everyone that posts here which has helped me make a number of decisions & reinforced a couple of ideas I had. I've got a good handle on a lot of the small things - obtained licensing from my County and State; taking the Dept. of Agriculture test next week; ordered shirts and caps with Co. logo; got set up with my Lesco guy for turf maintenance programs & ornamentals; business cards; insurance; found a good trailer (5x10); talked to the local temp agency about help if I need it; and even bought a modest yellow pages add. Opinions vary a little on blowers, edgers and trimmers but I think I'll go Stihl all the way around. My big question is: What does everyone think of the Lesco brand Mowers? I am considering them - leaning toward a 36 WB gear drive & a 48 WB hydro for my first year. One thing I don't like is that the spindle casings are aluminum vs. cast iron, but they do come with a 2 yr. warranty. I would like some input about their durability and quality of cut. I can't get my local Scag guy to give me any prices! Three times now he's not called me and/or not been there at an agreed upon time. I realize comparing Scags and Lesco may be like apples/oranges, but would still like some feed back on the Lesco's. Thanks in advance for the input.