Anyone ever considered renting a mower for their business? There's a local dealership/rental supply store in my town that rents Hustler Super Z's for $125. The rental fee is for 8 meter hours. You're able to keep it for 24 hours but you can only put 8 hours on the meter during this time. Doesn't sound like a bad deal if you have the high acreage accounts that are bid properly enough to cover this expense. I know that a few years ago I had an account that paid $175 every week. It took an hour and 45 minutes to mow, trim, edge, and blow the concrete off. Of that, probably an hour and 15 minutes was actual mow time. Every other week they paid an additional $200 to mow a lot next they owned for a total of $1,100 each month. All in all, I spent about 14 hours each month on this account. With $500 a month going towards rental costs (4 x $125) I would be averaging $600 profit not counting fuel. $600 divided 14 is $42 per hour profit. Obviously, I wouldn't use up the entire 8 hours allowed on the machine each week I rented it, so I would be able to include other accounts into the profit as well. I was just brainstorming on this and wanted some input or past experience from anyone else who has went this route in order to keep their credit to debt ratio freed up and save themselves the cost of purchasing a $9,000 mower outright.