I have been lurking around this site for awhile and I need opinions. Here's my problem. I am currently in the rental property business and would like to start mowing lawns as well because I have a flexible schedule. I plan on advertising on paper and on my truck as well. Currently I have a few accounts and obviously I would like to increase clients. The current accounts I have are a half acre or less and I strictly want to target residential or maybe small commercial accounts. My question is what should I start with a ztr or walkbehind and what size is best. I really don't know what my gate dilema is because I obviously dont have the clients yet. Is it smart to spend 7k on a ztr or 4k on a walkbehind. I can tell you this much if I do have multiple accounts that are 3/4 to 1 acre I will opt for the ztr- but I just don't know what my potential clients lawn size will be. thanks for you're suggestions!