I just had an opportunity to bid out a 85 acre government lake mowing contract but couldn't crunch the numbers in my favor. Who out there mows lake property of that magnitude? I really want to hear from you guys in the net profit department because I'm not seeing it. I got really great grades in business school and I'm not squeezing any substantial profit out of these winning government lake contract bids...but somebody is mowing that grass! The guy who's got it now wants out in the worst way because he's working sunup to sundown 5 straight days every other week for $1000 net profit every other week. That isn't worth it. You gotta have 5-60" ZTR's, 3 trimmer guys, and good weather to make that happen. Better not have any breakdowns. And no mowing on the weekends??!!! Even if the weather is bad during the week??!!! Maybe I'm missing something here but I just don't see it. Need to be educated on big-time lake government contract mowing. Class is in session...where's the teacher?