I'm looking to expand my business and have some equipment questions considerations that I'd like some opinions on. I have a 36" Exmark Metro and wish to purchase something bigger. I'm trying to decide between a Turf Tracer or a Lazer HP, either one being 48" or 52". There are obvious cost differences, and I'm looking for some advice. Most current customers are smaller residences (1/2 acre or less), no significant obstacles, some fence gates. I'm looking to expand the business (residential). My questions: Is the extra $ on the Lazer Z HP going to pay off for me, or am I better off with a Turf Tracer with a Powerslide? Which size might be better? I use a mulch kit now, as most clients have mulch beds and spraying clippings on the beds is unsightly. Is there an alternative with a new mower (the mulch kit for the TT is $150, not sure with the Lazer)? How big a trailer (enclosed, for storage and security) should I use? I don't want/cant afford a 16' trailer, but can a Lazer Z HP or Turf Tracer be turned sideways in a 6' wide trailer? I'm considering a Powerslide. Will the belt-drive Metro handle it? Can I actually cut in 5th gear (quality of cut)? Is blade commonality (36" and 52" use the same blades) worth factoring in?