I had a bit of septic tank trouble today,so I called the local "Rooter" service. I had dug the hole to drain pipe,drilled a hole in the pipe,and could see the tank was backed up.(Due to one of the kids,I'm sure)Anyway,the guy grabs his motorized snake and proceeds to clear the obstruction.From start to finish,5 minutes.My bill,$122.00.His equipment cost was at the most $500 for the electic snake.Of course he had a nice van,when painted logo and all. Now,I'm thinking,where's this guys $10,000 mower,$400 blower,$400 trimmer,$600 hedge trimmers,etc.,,He had no trailer either,but there I was,stuck with a $122 bill for 5 minutes of service.Also,he never told me how much it would be before service and I didn't ask. Suddenly $50-$75 per hour for mowing doesn't seem like such a big deal.Only difference is,he's not at my house every week.