I was laid off about 2 weeks ago. I have a little money in the bank and have been thinking of going into business for myself. I have been doing lots of reading and talking to local dealers in my area. I was planing on starting with my business with a 36" belt drive walk behind mower, trimmers and necessary equipment. I want mostly residential jobs but will take what ever I can get. I found a deal on a used 52" Ferris, dual hydr WB with only 150 hours for about $2500.00 dollars. I know I will still need a smaller mower to get inside gates. Should I start with something that big or stick with my fist thoughts to buy a 36". Your advise will be appreciated.