I've got eight accounts in a duplex subdivision. Only get 25.00 for each lawn but then it only takes me 15 minutes to mow each of them and that's with a 22". My problem is I can't seem to get a stripe to stay for very long. The lawns are all rich and lush, watered frequently and even today with 102 temps for that past 21 days all you can see is a lush thick green carpet. You would think that these would be the perfect lawns for striping. Four days max. Only thing I can think of is the high clay content of the soil here. The buildings are so close together and the lawns so small, all the lawns are mostly clay. If that isn't it and you telll me it's the mower, I'll buy whatever you say to get those stripes. I'm currently using a Toro recycler 22". One last thought, because of the way the lawns were graded nothing larger than a 22" will make the cut look good. The lawns come together between each unit in a near v-like trench for drainage. I'm in Northeast Kansas and the grass is a tall fescue.