I was a mechanic with various Stihl, Toro, JD, ect dealers up until last Nov. I slowly accumulated my equipment for free. Usually junk that needed repair. I now have everything I need. The only thing I paid for was my 60 inch toro, but I worked at the dealer at the time so I just paid their cost, $8000 for a $12,000 machine. I knew I needed to go ahead and pull the trigger on it as I have passed on good deals before at other dealers I have worked for. REALLY GOOD DEALS. Oh well. Anyways I hope this year takes off for me, I'm done turning wrenches. Plus, with the schedule of self employment, I hope to finish my degree at the university I live next to. Hope to one day have a large operation, but time will tell.