hey all i havent beeen here for a while but im finally goin to try to get some customers i just do my lawn now (about .5 acre to mow) with a good ole craftsman 21" but by the end of this month i am asking 2 new people that are moving in the nieghbor hood. my questions are what do i charge? im thinkin a flat rate of 25$ each a week so thats $300 total each month (including mine) im 15 and i cant drive (i dont need to for these people i can just drive the mower over, as stupid as it sounds) so wonderin if thats a good charge amount next is equipment. i have a lot to say. im looking towards the wright mfg standar 48" deck (all the lawns will total maybe 2 acres) i test drove it and i love it (the guy at my dealer is the nicest. he lets me hang out there and stuff) he wants $5800 new with the 19hp kawasaki electric start. i plan to finance it (its my first machine, and he will give me 140$ monthly payments and its less than 4 yrs) but i read its rough on bumps (here its bumby and hilly so i cant get a sit down rider) so i should go with the everide scorpion, which i like more but i cant get my hands on those here! i need atleast 36" deck 48" the most. not relly lookin for extra power or options just a simple commercial machine that will last (i wont be running it hard, obviosly so itll last me forever) i know moderate michanics too so i can maintan it myself. when i test drove it it was very impressive. fast. responsive. does turns very well. smooth. not too loud at full throttle either. he also has a sentar in stock (by the way he can always order a machine from wright) but he wants 7400 too much. is the sentar sport good? i mean its a "sport model" so it doesnt mean full commercial use which im not aprroached. and i agree with the prices on the sport models (5200, 36" 5600 48") but all i notice/read is that the frame is smaller and such. does it have rapid hite adjustment? does this technology work well? i am thinking i need the rapid hite feature and im willing to spend a little more for it. Thank you all so much for the in puts. good day!