Hi all, First off wanted to say what a great site and great info I have read over the last couple weeks here. I am a start up in the lawn industry, just have my business plan finished, and am working on building my equipment base. I will be a solo operator, mainly targeting residential accounts to begin with. I'll probably start with a 33 or 36 WB for the small yards that are prevalent in the "older" section of my area, and probably a 44 or 48 ZT or stand up for the larger turfs in the newer area of town. Of course a couple trimmers, blower, 21" push, brooms, spare parts, safety equipment etc. Hoping to find a nice enclosed trailer, but may settle on an open deck if nothing materializes in time to start. I'll be talking with my insurance guy next week too, so I'm covered and have that peace of mind "just in case". I'd hate to lose everything for a dumb mistake. I will also be offering small tree service (12" or less diam.) Trimming/pruning and removal- flush cut only, no grinding. Bush/hedge trimming, seasonal cleanups, mulching, seeding etc. May look in to ferts/pesticide treatments in a season or two. Will have to investigate licensing requirements on that. I hope it rains enough to keep us all busy, but not so much as to make our work miserable. Here's to green turf for everyone to service! Ron .