The time is getting close to go full time, after 31 years on the old job! Over the winter months I will be making the swing to go full time next spring with my LCO. If things go the way they are looking, I will have about $25,000. from stock options to bank roll my investment in my new equipment, therefore avoiding any payments on equipment while growing my business to a limited customer base (looking to schedule myself to only 4 days a week ... with the 5th day open for extra jobs, catch up, or just a 4 day week) While I will be on the downside of my working career (another 10 years to work at the most) ... my now 16 year old son can be on the upside of his if he so chooses. Anyway ... the topic of this discussion is for equipment manufacturers. I've really considered Exmark (3 local dealers - good service) ... but am wondering about others like Scag, Gravely and Dixie Chopper (manufactured just west of me here in Indy) ... or maybe others. Also, what about trimmers and blowers? I've read so much about so many now the numbers are just a blur! I'm kinda looking at a WB, maybe a 60" ZTR, a 16' enclosed trailer, and new trimmers and blower. Throw me some ideas here guys. Dave .