Alright, i am small, about 80 - 100 accounts, and most are avg size resi's in cities/towns that have curb side leaf pick up. So, that is what i do, blow/tarp the leaves to the curb and leave them for city pickup. I am considering buying a loader, but, i ask myself why? Say i have a loader, how do i explain that extra charge to my customers when they know that the city will pick up for free if the leaves are on the curb? Another variable is that leaf season is not that long, and not that much $$, how can i justify the purchase of a loader. Don't get me wrong, i want one because i want to be able to leave a job 100% clean and not have to worry about leaves blowing back into yards, but there are so many costs and things to consider with that. Anyone else in that boat?