Hello everyone, just wanted to take a moment to intro myself. I have been doing lawn care/landscaping my entire life, whether mowing, mulching, leaf blowing, or planting, but usually as a part time gig, either to help out someone or to take care of my rental properties. For the past ten years though, after I lost my corporate career in the medical profession , I made a decision to do what I enjoy doing. Guess what that was? That's right, working in the great outdoors with my hands. And up until this past week, we (my 2 sons and I) did all of our work with a honda mower, a stihl BP blower, and a Stihl shaft drive weedeater. Good equipment and we worked it hard. I just could not justify buying a ZTR of any kind. Used some, borrowed a few, almost bought one (ill save that story for another day).. Then, I found someone selling out, and he had what I wanted. So I bit the bullet, got a loan and bought him out. Dane Super Surfer 61" w/200 hrs, JD 48" walk behind w/ hydro 320 hrs, 2 shindawa shaft drives, Shindawa BP, and trailer and lots of accessories, PLUS 14 residential customers, all for $9500 A dream come true...I couldnt let it go. So now, we are going legit, wanting to give it a go fulltime, and am trying to figure out what works for us. I have been managing rental properties for 20 years and still do, but doing less of that and more lawn care. I look forward to getting to know you guys (and girls) as time goes on. Just purchased the "Total Lawncare Package" manual, and have been drawing from bits and pieces of wisdom on this site already. Thanks.