I'm wondering how many of you make a good living as a single owner/operator? About 10 years ago I decided to try the land clearing business out as a sole operator. I have used other companies for trimming and have even used a few independent contractors for removals and trimming but I do almost everything by myself and have invested in good equipment and developed systems that allow me to make a living without the hassles of employees. On occasion I wish that I had some labor and have looked hard for someone that I can use but my schedule is odd given that a lot of what I do is me sitting in a machine. I have tried out a few operators but most don't know anything or are not willing to learn to do things gently and cleanly. I get beat up and I am sore quite a bit but if I want to take off, I can. I don't other than part days or rain outs or repair days but I am flexible like this. As I get older, however, I am thinking more about having people do the work while I sell or supervise but again, I haven't found the right people. What about the rest of you? If you are a single operator, tell us about your system. I'll post more about mine in a reply.