Recently I started working with a small lawn crew (3 guys) and really enjoyed it. The jerk that started the business just stopped calling (the crew and customers) and sold his equipment. Anyways, I started throwing my push mower and weedeater in the back of my truck to at least make the customers content. Anyways, I really enjoy doing this. So much more than my other job (welder-good pay, crappy work environment). I would like to skim through the season while working my other job and hopefully earn enough money for some good equipment. That way next year I can get a good start in the spring and get a few more accounts. I am now that guy that everyone on this forum seems to hate (junk truck with junk equipment mowing cheap). Most of the jobs I am doing are for realtors so there no real contracts. When the house sells, the job is gone. The other jobs are smaller city lots (50X150 avg.). Where should I go from here? I was thinking a 36" walk behind, a 21" mower, and maybe later getting a better riding mower. My current rider is an 80's era POS that is ugly as sin, but it mows great. I am also using a toro mower and trimmer for now. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Like I said, I would like to make is self supporting this year and maybe make some money next year.