I have a client who has recently purchased a home that I suppose would classify him as 'an estate owner'. He knows that I know equipment and asked what I think he should buy to maintain this property, which is roughly 3.5 acres in size, half grass with trees, half woods. He wants something to cut the grass as well as plow the large horseshoe drive in the winter. I immediately told him that he should have a sub-compact utility tractor e.g. Deere 2210, Kubota BX24 etc. with HST so his wife can drive it when hes out of town. However he has a very limited budget say $2500-3000 absolute max. So a new one is out of the question. Can a decent one be had used for that kind of money? As far as Ive found 5Gs seems to be the minimum for even a used one. Or the other options would be a regular garden tractor with a plow or get a residential grade ZTR and one of those Blizzard mini plows for his Grand Cherokee in the winter. So my main question to you guys is this, should I try to convince him that he needs to increase his budget because he NEEDS a CUT or is a used CUT going to just be one headache after another? Should I start helping him shop around for garden tractors and ZTRs? Any size tractor, he seems to have his heart set on good ol' green and yellow. Any input would be helpful.