You are trying to talk numbers with a senior student who is double major in mechanical and petroleum engineering. Good luck. You do not need expensive equipment, a trailer, or even a truck to be highly profitable in this business. You just need lawns that are ideal for your particualar equipment. There is no need for this heckeling and hating of low ballers and weekend warriors. If you do this full time you likelt have equipment that it is hardly worth hauling to one of these tiny cheap yards that you scoff at doing for $20. You could mow a $60 yard with minimal obsticals in about the same time it takes you to get your equipment on and off the trailer. Its a more common yard that is better suited to some people's more expensive equipment and crew. Say it takes 2 guys 7 mins to bust out this lawn, someone jumos on detail and blows while someone else mows with a $5000 mower. Bam there is a very common type of lawn that makes a well equiped outfit $257/man hour. It would take about the same time to do the small lot I do for $20 and is profitable for me but for them its an $85/hr lawn due to the fact that most of their time is spent loading and unloading equipment not mowing. So if we could all use our heads and think instear of feeling like you are being lowballed by some weekend warrior you would see actually they are just getti g the lawns that are profitable for their paeticualr set of equipment while the mower with another set up would rather just pass on that lawn or overcharge the client not realizing that the problem is actually that they have the wrong set of equipment and crew for that particualr yard to be profitable for them while the person working out of their car with a $140 push mower see it as a gold mine. Its not a addiction to heroin or dumb thinking. Its picking up a lawn that people with the wro g eqipment set up to do should probaly pass on for lawns that are more profitable for their particualr seg of equipment. If you want to do well in this business thats how you should do it. Keep lawns that you can effieciently cut with your crew and equipment. If I can do a lawn for $20 at $240 per man hour and you would have to charge more to make less go away and let the little guy have it. The mower equiped with an arsenal of riding mowers could go make a mint on a lawn that I would view as a nightmare with my $140 push mower. Its just logic and the application of this nifty tool called MATHMATICS.