Hello All, First of all, much respect to all of you who have been at this for a while. Its a tough business. I see LCOs go by the wayside all the time here in Omaha. I'm basically just starting out. I've run on a really small scale for about 2 years now doing mostly friends and family. My only really nice equip is a Scag 36" belt drive. All the rest is pretty much junk that I got because it was cheap. 2004 is the year I decided to go at this with a little more force, and I know that to succeed I won't be able to afford the down time we all experience with broken down equipment. I'll be doing mostly residential lots about 5000 to 10,000 sqft, and am looking for recommendations for new equip from seasoned professionals. Thanks for your help, and good luck to all in 2004 and beyond.