Solo ops have to consider that it takes longer to mow a lawn by themselves. The question is how do they adjust their prices against the 2, 3, and 4 man crews that take half the time of less to cut the same exact lawn. I have a lawn that takes me 35 to 40 minutes to mow, edge, trim, blow. Now, do I charge 35 to 40 dollars and this "dollar a minute thing" for this lawn when the crews are charging 25 and 30? I don't think the customers are trying to hear it. I am thinking that I have to eat that extra time and charge the 25 to 30 and live with it. What do you think? I am using a push mower again this year and up against the walkbehinds...Good for me because I lose weight and stay fit walking many, many, miles a day - bad for time and money.