I'm in the process of starting up a lawncare business. I am currently doing 16 yards bi-weekly for bank repossessions and my lawnmower just went out on me, and it's old and a cheaper rider. I have now decided to hire an employee and expand to residential and commercial mowing too. I currently range from normal city lots to 3-5 acre lots. I am curious what others would recommend as a mid-priced startup mower that would be able to cut areas un-obstructed by fences/gates/etc. I am looking to spend roughly $3k-$4k to startup, which I know is a bit low but I believe can get me what I need. I already have a 6'x12' trailer and vehicles galore. I do not plan on doing much detailed landscaping at first, just a general mow and weedeat. I will eventually expand into landscaping, etc and am unsure what the fees typically run on that. Any help or advice would be much appreciated!