Last week I asked for opinions and thanks to all who offered theirs! As of today no shrubs are safe until I figure out how to mow a straight line or an intended curve with this thing. For the first time I'm happy that two of my neighbors don't ever mow and will get done for free this week as I ride the learning curve. Also luckily 4 other neighbors are mechanics and one spent 10 years fixing equipment in a lawn mower shop. Most of my mechanical bills are paid in parts plus pull tabs. The 1997 Toro Proline 32" and ugly green, too small trailer were a package deal. For $1500 I get to mow, the former owner gets a place to put his boat and someday soon I'll see if the trimmer hanging on the rack inside really runs. It's not the biggest mower I could get onto my customers' front lawns but it is the biggest I can get into their back yards and through the majority of potential clients' gates. Privacy fences rule here and the single, nominal 48" gate that is usually the only access only opens to 48" if the turf hasn't overgrown the swing or some jacka$$ hasn't put his lawn pump or other crap where the gate should swing. I have also solved the low-wage assistant problem and now only have to have an adequate supply of Popsicles and juicy boxes on hand. Thanks!