Im 14 and this is my second year mowing grass I have about 4 houses that I do every week and a few other ones that are like once a month. Most of my yards are just shy of an acre I think im having trouble getting new yards because one my age and two you can only get a yard to look so good with a lawn tractor. I really want to make lawns look good like with stripes and all but with a lawn tractor thats really uneficient (sp). I am not the best about the side of gettin new accounts pretty much all of mine are from flyers of word of mouth. But I plan on next year really going hard to get some new accounts. But I Dont want to sink as low as a couple of people in my neighborhood who go door to door asking people if they want their yard mowed. But my troy-bilt super bronco is starting to show its use. But I do a lot more than cut grass with it. Right now its how I get around, I load my trimmer 21" and backpack blower up in my little landscape trailer and hook it up to the mower. But I do have a nice 12' x 6' trailer. But my friend has offered me his 44" proline that gear driven (I think) and is in used, but decent shape. It got a big trac vac vacuum on it with another 6hp motor on it (for the vac). Its got jungle wheels and stuff. He wants 2k for it but he said for me he'd go to 15 hundred. I now make about 2k a summer and ive got about 1.6k saved up for just about anything. I cant decide wether to get this or not... I plan on gettin bigger over the next years and something like this would then become more nessassary (sp). He has kept it in really good shape engine and grease and like internal wise and its not rusted or anything its just not eye candy like some of the mowers you see. Can anyone give me any advice on this???