I came to the conclusion years ago that commercial ZTR's and walk behind mowers are to heavy for residential lawn applications. Continuous use causes ruts & breaking irrigation heads is often. Also seems that most commercial operators are reckless and run into houses, decks, trees, tree roots, etc, etc, etc. Most residential customers are weary of big commercial equipment from the beginning. They just feel like they have no other choice because they are convinced that all companies use this equipment. So, a few years ago I capitalized on this. I took a chance and bought 4 nice 21" commercial units, and the other typical needed power equipment. I made flyers explaining my service using the smaller equipment and made the fears seem a reality in my writings. I charged $60 minimum for a typical 4,000 to 7,000 square foot lawn. I placed these flyers in choice communities. In 3 years I have accumulated 75 accounts. Myself and 2 employees finish all work in 4 or 5 days depending how hard we work. All lawns are mowed weekly ( all 75 have irrigation and fertilizer applications ). I gross around 18k a month and pay my employees $600 each a week. As you can imagine I have a very nice bank and an even nicer savings account ) My equipment costs are minimal.. I average 2 new mowers a year. You might think I'm over charging but these customers were willing to pay more money to have their lawn cut the way they used to cut it. As you can imagine I targed older clients in the Johnson County Kansas region.