Jumping in to the lawn care business and I'm stuck on what direction to take with the main mower choice. Really have a good weeks headache going here on what to do. (lol) My initial thoughts were a NEW 36" w/b and have Exmark, Gravely, Ferris, and Toro on my mind. (open to any referred brand) Just not sure if these type selections are correct for my application initially. I will obviously need one @ some point and thought it would serve all my needs at start up now. I'm real big on ease of operation, and quality equipment and maint free as possible outside of good daily care, along with resale value. After looking @ a Exmark today I'm wondering if I should just use my $3,000 and dedicate it towards a ZT rider of some make and get dealer financed towards something in the 48" - 52"range and be done with it. The rider and size would not probably be an immediate need this year just starting up. My target accounts initially are that of the 1/4 acre type size or normal to smaller city lot residential/commercial. Fine line it seems from being over or under sized at the same time. Great forum here, have browsed through it for weeks before registering yesterday. Information is abundant and educating myself to the industry is as easy as checking in. Thanks in advance to any and all opinions.