I know its not much, but it's what i plan on putting toward lawn equipment for next year. I'll have atleast $4,000.00 for next year after I pay for auto insurance. I've got 21 lawn maintenance customers, 16 new this year. They are all small residential lawns, and I charge generous rates (which will change next year). I'm sixteen, but won't get my vehicle liscense until September because I dodn't get my permit until March. All my yards are in a 100 yard radius of my house, so I just push my mower and trimmer (plastic blades, edges nicely). I plan on purchasing all new equipment, but I wont be getting a riding lawn mower for another year most likely. You can see my old equipment below. I'm looking for a new push mower, string trimmer, edger, hedge trimmers, and backpack blower. I'm planning on buying commercial equipment, not Wal-Mart and Lowes junk like I currently own. What equipment do you guys recommend? Are Toro Prolines and Exmark Metros the best as far as commercial 21" mowers and do 26" Metros mulch pretty good? Any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks.