Hey all, long time lurker, first time poster. I have a small business of about 24 clients, and this will be my 3rd year in business. I would like to hopefully get more/transform to more "high end" accounts where I can get paid a little more for the detail I provide (around here a lot of the high end residential properties are dominated by large conglomerates). I had people with large properties last year want to use me, but it wouldn't have made sense bagging with 21's on these castle like properties to make it worth my money/time. Anyway my current equipment is two lawnboy 21's (one 4 one 2 stroke), and a John Deere Quiktrak 636m. The stander is nice because it cuts fast and fits through most tiny residential gates I have. I am of the belief that sometimes if you buy the equipment that accomodates a specific clientele you can end up getting work in that area, so I am really looking into a Navigator or Walker. I used to use walkers at my old employer and I love the cut they leave and the ease with which they suck up leaves! My plan is to sell one lawnboy, grab a 30" exmark or Toro and then use the Nav/Walker for everything where it fits (so I would have a 21, 30, and 42). I know the out front mowers cut at a slower speed, and at 42" minimum it will limit what clients I can take on but my logic is that I can take on properties that have larger gate openings, in nicer areas, where people will pay for that "look" of a clean bagged lawn. I could always buy a protero bagging setup for my 36 stander but I only see negative things about that setup on here, and quite frankly the out front deck mowers do a superior job come the fall. I am a one man show and leaf clean ups currently suck the life out of me using my 21's with bags on everything. so what do you guys think? am I limiting myself by stepping up to a 42" machine? I mean I could always use the big machine out front and the 21 or 30 in the backyards? I would have to sell the 36 to grab the walker/nav and I am leaning towards the Nav since it is apparently more heavy duty, and I can get them cheaper used than any walker around here thanks sorry for the long post!