OK guys. I know someone is going to jump down my throat. All Lazers are very bad for the lawns they cut. I, myself have a fleet which includes a 48", (3) 60"s, and a 72" ExMark Lazer Z. Oh, we just bought a new Ferris 48" WB and a 21" isn't worth loading (for us). So I get to see the damage first hand. I'm not going to get all technical on you, but between soil compaction and the ripping of grass blades, you get where I'm coming from. (I sharpen every blade every morning, they rip grass by lunch). Smaller (less efficient) mowers are more suited to the health of the majority of available lawns. What I mean is..... 80 - 90% of potential customers have never considered sharp mower blades, soil compaction, or anything else an experienced lawn technician should know. The simple fact is that the market demands efficiency much more than quality. I know everyone here wants to consider themselves the Picasso of striping and master of edging, but let's be real with ourselves here. We are forced to provide a mediocre service in order to survive and compete with the onslaught of newcomers. Of course, there are many customers who do care about the quality of the cut, but their numbers are minuscule compared to the knock it down crowd. So who is smarter.... really? By the way, I cut estates all day (2 man crew). They are all under 2 acres and we get $350 a pop. We do 2-5 a day. Includes weeding, watering, treatments, and pruning. ($350 only covers grass and weeding) Our other crew cuts 25 - 35 dumps per day and nets, on average, the same as us.