In reading a couple of posts here lately regarding profitability, where some are advising others to sell their Z and get a walk behind, it got me thinking. As far as general lawn maintenance is concerned, do you base your business on big contracts or multiple smaller contracts? I would guess that someone cutting lawns with a walk behind can't do the volume of lawns that can be accomplished with a Z or a pair of Z's. The income would be less overall despite the lower cost of the walk behind. My accounts are mixed in that I try to target larger accounts that obviously pay more but I do have about 40 residential homes. If it was my call I'd mow all the farm land accounts I could get. Acreage has been good to me. I took over my brother in laws business where he made a ton of cheap, bad contracts that ultimately he never made money on. I've slowly culled and rearranged them to work in my favor, only about 4 or 5 remain and I will honor the contracts solely on principle because it is the right thing to do. I guess my question is, do you look for a lot of small accounts that take less time to complete so you can do more of them, or do you try to get the big accounts where you will spend many hours until they are completed? I'm not talking desgin work here, I'm talking general lawn maintenance.