i just started an installation business in july 05 and was thinking of getting into mowing in spring 06. i was thinking of a metro hp 48" 15hp with a velke on it and someone told me that putting a velke would hurt the engine after awhile. he recommended getting a turftracer 19hp because the extra hp could handle the velke. it makes sense but is there any truth to that? i'm thinking of doing some larger lawns on a limited basis to start and see how it goes. i also heard that the metro was going to be discontinued anyway. i'm not experienced in lawn care at all, so any help is appreciated. thanks.