Hi all... I'm expanding my lawn business to incorporate and focus more on Landscaping work. I want to be able to do lawn installations, hardscape installations, and general landscape installations. I know I have much to learn about EVERYTHING. Anyway, have been doing alot of reading on this awesome site and have gathered that it is quite possible to run a profitable operation that does the above listed work by myself, or with 2 or 3 guys at most in most situations. It has been mentioned here that purchasing equipment helps to minimize labor. Labor that can be lazy and unreliable, requires overtime pay, and all the negative stuff associated. Equipment affords the benefit of avoiding such pains in the rear. Well, of course equipment requires maintenance and fuel and so on... but still it is better, right? Anyway - would it be best to have a skid steer or a tractor with 4 wheel drive, a bucket, and a PTO. I was thinking a tractor would be more useful since it has a PTO and most SKID STEERS dont (or am I wrong there?). What do you guys think?