If you see my website, it's evident I do mostly pruning and landscape modifications ... not mowing. I have a background from golf courses, but skipped mowing until now. Someone with a big property is nudging me to do maintenance for them. And I am semi-clueless about mower purchases. They have about 3/4 an acre of lawn. Which I'm judging to be a bit big for just getting two 21" mowers for. My first question ... 1. Is there room to negotiate mower prices? Let me put it this way. At a Stark Street power equipment place in Sherwood, Oregon, I was looking at a 36" Exmark similar to the one in this link ... and the man ball-parked the price near $5000 ... did not write the specific model, but it's hydraulic steered, walk behind and 36" http://www.richardsonsaw.com/exmark-mg481ka362-36-midsize-walk-behind.html 2. Would 2 of the newer 30" Exmark or Toro mowers be a feasible option for a lawn that size? I was considering 2 of the 30" units, tagged about $1800 each, plus either a commercial 21" or a decent consumer grade 21" Honda for the fringes. Odds are that I'd then seek a 2nd maintenance customer, but not sure beyond that at present.