I was reading a post on another site that said that most commercial LCO's don't spend 8 hours a day actually mowing. Is that correct? Here are a couple three quotes: I agree - no commercial guys use riding tractors, they all use ZTR's or walk behinds, they dont run them 8 hours a day, at most maybe 5, becuase like the poster said, travel time, trimming, blowing etc, rain especially they all eat into the work day. I guess my point is there is no way a lawn mower is running 8 hours a day, 7 days a week unless it is on a test bed. There is the mowing season; days off; rain days; loading and unloading; travel; maintenance, breaks, goofing off, etc, and etc. Well for the folks just looking at this on a 7-day week it works out to 2,912 hours per year (7 days a week times 8 hours per day). Regardless of the make, they will have issues under these conditions. FYI--I currently have an ExMark ZTR and considered by many to be one of the very best grass cutters on the market, but it too would have problems under these conditions What is your take on this?