Equipment issues aside, I want to deal with the truck issue. Those small UHAUL toyota trucks with a box on the back..... pack all your accounts into preferrably one, maybe two days a week, rent that thing out at $20 a day..... BINGO. You don't need to purchase, insure or maintain a vehicle, yet you are able to have a secure (closed box), reliable, efficient vehicle *with a ramp*, A/C, room for a crew (I guess) and big mower. Guys, that is a measley $80-$160 a month, and it completely covers the truck issue. This could be the homerun idea for some start-up ops for young guys or guys in a pinch with bills and such. Heck, you could EVEN STORE YOUR EQUIPMENT AT THE FACILITY, ride your damn bicycle to the store and load your equipment into the truck in the morning. All you have to have is an agreement with the owner to have that truck secured for that day or two a week. And, since you are only working one day a week, you could try and hook up with another lawn guy in the area, work on one of his off days, and simply rent his equipment from him fro that day, or two. BINGO again. Let me know what you think, if there are any loopholes I have missed, ect.