I was told by an LCO veteran "the best machines are 48 inch belt drives simple uncomplicated and cheap!" I now have learned 60 inch walkbehinds and ZTR's make me a lot more money. Another vet told me "you got to be on the job all the time period." I've learned to work on my biz rather than in my biz, works better for me. It's tough for new guys there truly is a lot of bad advice floating around!