YES! It's scenario time!!!! Your target market is heavy residential of 1/8 to just under 1/2 acre, so 1/4 or there abouts. You service commercial here and there, but tend to stay on the light commercial size. i.e small to mid-size office building. You have 200,000 capital. Your goal: 1. Build the ULTIMATE crew... 2. Give a detailed(down to the blades and the type of discharge) description of what will be aboard this crew. how many people would you run since you are HEAVY residential a 3 man crew may be pointless or is it? How many mowers, remember you may have some tight spots on your small commercial properties, and may be even tighter in residential areas? Because you work mainly in the residential field you will deal with LOTS of client as opposed to a smaller number when taking on larger commercial accounts. Because of this, you must consider everything.. Thingsa like bagging options mulching Side discharge....types of blades,,, OCDC? types of mowers, edgers... After you have made decisions on the truck and trailer...mowers and all other options.. Decide in what order things wil be done...Crew member 1 will start oing X while crew member 2 does Y.....let people know what would be most eficent.. You can decide to cut costs by keeping yourself in the crew, or leave yourself completely out...remember this is the ULTIMATE CREW...maybe your not good enough....LOL..and have to draft purchase players from other teams... Threads like this give us some kind of goal to aim for while introducing new comers that will be running a small crew or solo, what a great setup in everyones opinion could be like, and how it would function. Thanks for your posts.. I'm excited to see the results!!!! Remember you can't just mow the yard, it must look the BEST it possibly can, while appealing to neighbors to build your reputation, and making your client HAPPY.... Oh and the Walker mower.......can't have them but tell people if you would have them in the crew, and then just add your next most reputable maker....Hope Gravely Man doesn't hate me now....lol MAN I HOPE SEAN TAKES A GOOD LOOK AT THESE.