First, thanks for the great web page and countless hours of good reads in the forum. Story: I was hurt on my job last April (heavy equip opp/barge offloader). I have been unable to work due to back problems and am about to recieve my settlement. Over the past 2 or more years have been wanting to get into this industry and now that I will have opperating funds hope to do so the right way. I'm anxious to get back to the working folk and motivated in this venture. Due to my condition I think it best to opperate a ZTR and wondered what you guys/gals thought of the LESCO brand. I have a brother inlaw that used them also a friend of the family? Being this is all new to me and not wanting to spend 10k on a mower 6k is about my limit for a 48". I will also buy a 21" to do small back yards and trim work. Looking also at RedMax string trimmers, edgers and blowers. All the equipment will be paid for no financing and I already own a great work truck 1 owner 86 Dodge D100, and 10x6ft wood deck trailer. I can become a member of a really great networking group that has put 2 other lawn care guys to work to the point of not being able to fill the group meeting (mandatory) or you loose your spot. Also, I cant help but think between friends, family and people they know I can come up with 30 biweekly. Oh also, I will be lic and insured 100% no fly by night here....... Let me know what you guys think I look forward to positive feedback.