I'm new to the site and my interests are varied but generally not concerned with commercial lawn mowing, however, I have some observations I'd like to discuss. I know that many of the people on this site run or work with a company that takes a close look at every aspect the business, but I know from the half dozen or so that I can see working in my moderately wealthy area that at all levels of quality, you still get organizations that are strictly in it for the bucks, and when you're in the lawn mowing business, the bottom line is how many lawns you can mow in a day. I'm hardly against people making a buck, but there's a problem. Lots of these guys run their V twin ZTR machine engines at max governed speed so they can fly across the yards they're working and get back on the truck as fast as possible. Whether or not they care about the resultant unmodified blade tip speed, which is generally excessive by a wide margin, the noise coming out from under the mower deck is so tremendous it completely drowns out the usually modest stock exhaust mufflers run on these rigs. In some cases the only way to distinguish the mower blade noise from an extremely loud string trimmer or leaf blower is that it is continous for as long as the org is at the site. The string trimmers normally start at the end of the visit. One way to tell the org is Seriously bone headed is if they hold the string trimmers wide open for as long as they run too. I know there are other related concerns. A higher speed blade clears the deck faster and more completely and is usually able to handle wet grass (excessively tall is not normally a problem) better. One could argue that higher blade speed to a point gives a finer cut, but most of these speedsters fly across the yard so fast you can see the tires bouncing. Floating deck or not, you know the cut doesn't figure. These guys are burning major fuel and never sharpen a blade. It's really a shame the customers keep the contracts because their lawns look silly and every time they get it mowed it sounds like raised hell. Alright. Tell me where I'm wrong.