well I've shopped around previously and was saving up for an Exmark Turf Tracer HP/Scag Zcat. I had been running on a Honda HX push mower but it died (I can fix it, just a little work) and it was slow anyway. I then fell back to an old toro (16+ yrs.) and today the bolt holding the wheel snapped. I'll have to special order it and no telling how long that will take. I'm REAL small but want to grow quite a bit. Currently I only have 6 clients :blush:. With so few clients I can probably survive on a rental for a few weeks till the new part comes in or I can fix the honda. 'bout $50 a day. Or I could buy an exmark metro. It would either be the new 26" for cost-effectiveness or the 36" floating deck. I need to know ya'lls oppinion on the 26", does it have a clean cut like all the other exmarks? Or would my money be better spent on the 36" belt drive floating deck? Most of my clients are 1/2 acres+ so the 36" would work well, it's just a matter of money. If I survive on a rental, and (after being fixed) my other mowers survive this mowing season, I'll have enough to buy that Turf Tracer/Scag Zcat. What would you do? Thanks, Brian P.S. This seemed like the best board. If not, moderaters feel free to move.