i decided tonight that monday morning i am going to purchase a ztr. i decided on a scag turf tiger. i only cut 16 lawns now. they are not all that big either. i think there are 3 which are 60 a cut every week, 2 that are 50 and the rest are around 30 - 45 a cut. i just said though that i want to be able to do side work more and not have to worry about the grass as much. we did side work all this week and didnt cut a single lawn. tomorow (mother's day) i will go cut my lawn and one other. i figure that if i get this machine it will just sit most of the week except for fridays. i was looking in the landscaper supply catalog and saw this aerator thingy that you can put on the front of the machine though. it is i think 38 inches wide. i will use the machine to cut with on fridays and maybe try to do aeration one day a month or so. the aerator attachment is supposed to be 1500. and i just bid one aeration job for 4,000 so i will do well. am i being stupid here or something? maybe i should just get a second walk behind? like i had said all i have is about 16 or 17 lawns. i wanna grow more though. yet this year i would like to be able to cut all of my lawns in one day with one other person, if not by myself. i figure i can use it on just about all of my lawns.