I was reading another post about walkbehinds and riders that made me chuckle a little because it showed a tendency with LCOs and laziness. In my area I have gained several accounts that other LCOs have passed on because I have a walkbehind as one of my mowers. Many LCO's now only have one ZTR as their mower and refuse to do any lawns that require anything else (walkbehinds or 21"). Furthermore, many are buying 60" decks and bigger that will not fit through many gates. Well, in my part of the world we have alot of hills, and the builders of these newer subdivisions have become cheaper and cheaper when grading the lots, leaving many hills that would not do well with a ZTR, especially if it is wet. However, any decent walkbehind will have no trouble cutting them. It is just a little more work man handling the mower than sitting on your butt and riding up and down. Anyway, I have had more than one new customer say that they have had other LCOs pass on their yard because of this. And, these are good/easy yards to do, especially with the right mower. These LCOs will not even do them at a higher price. They just pass. Is this occurring in your areas? Is this the trend of the "New LCO"? Just killing time between the rain drops.