Hi guys, I'm looking forward to your input. My wife and I are starting up a lawn care service this spring in Wisconsin. This will be a part time job. I am a mechanic in a foundry (23+ years) and my wife works in a bank. I am a third shifter so I have my afternoons to work at this. My hopes are to build the business up in a few years so I can finally get out of the foundry. I have been reading your posts for a few days and have gained valuable information! We live in an area that doesn't have enough people doing this to fill the needs of the area. I hope to work at the new business 4 to 5 hours a day. We have started purchasing the equipment for the business and what i'm looking forward to is your input on how I'm handling it. So far we bought a 4x4 silverado 1996 with 56 thousand miles on it. Also a 6x12 foot trailer. I have ordered a 21 HP white garden tractor for de-thatching, rolling, aerating, fall clean up with 10 bussel bagger and snow blowing. Also a 21 Hp white ZTR mower both have 46 inch decks. We have a estate rake dethatcher and a 48 inch plug aerator also comming. I also have a 6 HP 21 inch white push mower on the same order. We already have a lawn roller and gas weed eaters to start with. I know i need more also need a gas blower. The whites are probable not commercial quality but they are both new and I hope good enough to see if it is something we want to do. I think it is. I also priced both liability and workmans comp insurance. So I plan on pricing fairly and not low balling any other guys who are doing this for a living. Am I doing all right? I realize I will need stronger equipment as I go but am I on the right track? I appriciate any input you guys can give me.