Hello everyone! I've been watching the forums for a few weeks now and I have to say, this place is great for information! A friend and I are talking about starting up a lawn care business in Texas next spring and I had a few questions for you guys. 1. We have been looking into mowers and are thinking about starting with a 48-52" exmark or scag and a 48" walkbehind. My question is, does this sound about the right size to be able to accomplish a mix of jobs, both large and small? We don't want to put ourselves in a situation to where we are stuck doing one or the other (by the way, we are focusing on residential properties). 2. If we decided to take on bigger properties (out in the hill country there are 5-10 acre lots that we might could snag) would it be worth getting a 60" mower or would we be better off going with a tractor and a brush hog attachment? The guy we talked to at the mower place said that it's not pretty when a commercial mower hits rocks and I would be afraid that the hillcountry would have plenty of those to offer up. 3. Seeing as the Austin area (in the country) has a lot of dirt and sand the salesmen we talked to said that our mower life would be shorter than someplace in the north that is much greener. Having said that, what is your personal experience when it comes mower life in the central Texas area? 4. Finally, the salesmen brought up the idea of leasing equipment (mowers) in the first year or so of business so we don't have to worry about replacing equipment. What do you guys think about a lease type situation? Would it be worth it or should we sink the money and invest in our own equipment? Thanks ahead of time for all the help guys and I apologize if these questions are common sense type answers.