I live in Indiana and have been offered by several nieghbors to be paid for using a small, manual push reel mower. Most yards are quite small. I mowed one in about 30 minutes with a gas powered push mower, but have never used one of those reel mowers that people just push around without any gas. I would think from reading on this site that it would take the above job about 1 hour to complete with the push mower, including going over areas that weren't cut. Would it be a good idea to purchase a small reel mower like the one Scott or Brill offers and then use it for commercial purposes? The yards are about 10 or so and small, but I am not sure one of these can handle 10 yards per week for the summer and fall season. I know about the small twigs and rocks that have to be looked out for but if I were to pick these up before mowing it should be a cinch (I like excercise).