I am a fairly new lawn maintenece company and dont have very many accounts yet but I do have one large commercial property and occasionally do one off cuts for people that are half & one acre in size with my honda hrc 216. But it takes me like four hours to trim and mow. I would like to get a ride on type mower but really do not like the tractor style ones. I cannot justify the cost of a zero turn unit yet, with the amount of debt I have . So I was thinking of getting a ride on untill I could build up the type of customer base with large yards to justify a zero turn like a walker in say a year or two. Anyways my local dealer has these snapper brand rear engine riders that come in a 28 or 33 inch cut size and are available with honda engines. They kinda look like a go-kart They seem like very well made simple machines, that apparently cut very well, and as an added bonus they have a stand built on the back so you can pick them up by the front and stand them up on their rear for easy deck cleaning and long term storage. This thing would be able to fit through the gates of all of my cleints and probably cut my mowing time in half. Anybody have any experience with one of these as a starter unit. I know that they are just a residential unit but they seem very well made. The dealer told me that if I could not afford a commercial zero turn then he would suggest the snapper over a residential zero turn or any tractor type ride-on if I am going to use it for commercial use, and said he knows a another commercial lawn mainteneace guy that has used one for over 15 years. Any thoughts. All of my other equipment is commercial including my custom built dump trailer witch is why I,m in debt.