Dear lawn pros, I am 28 and a Sophomore in College. I am going to start mowing some lawns(PT during school, FT in summer) soon and seriously need some advice on equipment. So far, I've looked at a Craftsman GT5000 Garden Tractor, Toro Z400 and an Exmark Lazer HP. The difference between these machines is obvious: one costs less than half of the other two, with the bagger. My question is this: I can afford any of the machines I've listed, but is it realistic to think I can make enough money in my first year to justify the purchase of a commercial Exmark or Toro? Lawn Pros in the area say there is plenty of work to go around.