I am going to start up soon and visited ALL the local lawn mower shops around. Every shop contradicted the other shop. We are looking to start with residential properties around 80' X 125' and some commercial if we are lucky. We want to buy the right equipment the first time, but don't want to go overboard with no accounts lined up. Most shops recommended a 36" walk behind mower so we can get in backyards with fences/gates. Some said to go with the 42"+ riders for $5,000 plus. We looked at Toro, John Deere, Snapper, Hustler. I am looking for some advice on what would be a good starter commercial mower and what brand. I read alot of reviews and they were mixed, most seemed to lean towards the riders which are not geared towards residential by themselves. I really don't want to start with a walk behind + Rider with no accounts but please give me your two sense. Thanks in advance!