Ok guys, I know a lot of you have a ton of more experienced then me, so if'n you could, please let me know what you think. I currently work with my brother and am thinking of going on my own, but I need to try and figure out what i could do by myself. I think I know, but this will be different then we how we are doing it here now, so I am unsure. I will give the parameters on what equipment I'll be using and what the yards are like. i will only use the type of equipments listed, so please don't tell me to get some thing bigger. In our market, bigger stuff does not equal more lawns..... :-( I'm not lazy, but I'm not going to kill myself either. I will go with a good quicker steady pace, but not be running. Here it goes: Work day: Will be at and start my first lawn at 7 am and will work till 6-6:30 pm. Equipment: Nissan Frontier enclosed trailer 1, 36" better out door with step saver and bagger (accelerator) 1, 21" commercial with bagger 2 line trimmers, 1 new and 1 slightly used for a back up 2 edgers, same as line trimmer 2 blowers, again same thing Route: Work 5 days a week, with the 6th day in case of rain 3-4 days the route would be all with within 4 sq. miles 1-2 days would be with in 6-10 sq. miles This does not include the initial drive time to start the route. I am not counting that as I am looking for the actual number of yards i can mow from 7am to 6 pm on average. Yard sizes: 1 yard would be 25,000 - 40,000 sq ft of lot. Not grass size, lot size 1-2 yards 15,000 - 25,000 sq ft the rest would be under 12,000 sq ft and most would be 6,000 - 9,000 sq ft lot size. Yard requirements by home owner: 2-3 per day on average for baggers, can use 36 with step saver, but would be less then 15,000 sq. ft lot size. Will not bag anything bigger, but would bag a front yard of the bigger size properties 1-2 yards would have to be mowed by 21" in front yards at least Yard types: 99% Bermuda 85% irrigated 25% would be EOW (every other week) Extra work: 2 yards would have flower beds that are maintained weekly. Not getting them in order, but flower beds that have been maintained and I will just maintain. Must be done weekly or i will not do them. These flower beds are just normal for what you might find on a 10,000 sq ft lot with house. Nothing elaborate. 1 yard per day would require hedge trimming maintenance. This would be every 4-5 weeks and must be a regular scheduled service or I woudn't do it. So just a quick trim before I mow, then mulch it up. I don't know off hand what else to include, but if you have any questions, let me know and I'll answer the best I can. I really do appreciate it very much!!!