Hi all. This is my first post/visit on this site. I have been in the industry on and off for 12 years and getting back into it full time since recently laid off. I have picked up 25 weekly customers since April and have a 50 and 36 inch walk behinds. My goal is to get to 50 or 60 customers weekly. I am debating on whether or not to get a new employee at $8-$10 hr or get a $6,000 - $8,000 ZTR for next year. I am very particuar so it is hard to let someone else d the work but I know is going to kill me eventually. I haven't ever owned a ZTR so I am not sure how much easier/quicker it makes te work load ot to be. 95% of my customers are 1/8 acre lots and will hopefully be picking up a few HOA with large plots of land. 3/4 acre plots around the neighborhoods. I know this may get biased answers, however, I am looking for some good points you may make. Thanks to you all.