Well gents I have an opprotunity to increase my operations. I was at the local John Deere store the other day picking up parts for my blade,and I was talking to a local LCO who works at Deere part time. I was just BSing with him and asked when things are going to green up again. Thats when he asked me if I was looking for more contracts,I told him "yeah, could use a few more." He replied how about 35? I said "why are you looking to get out?" Yeah, he replied as he's close to retirement. So I guess I'd like to hear some input on what I should ask him when we meet this week-end? He currently has 4 choppers ranging from2 to 6 years old and I think 300 to 2000 hrs. I can by the whole ball of wax, mowers, truck-trailer and the business. I told him that I would'nt be interested in the truck and trailer he had no problem with that and he could also sell the equipment seperate. He told me that I could just purchase "the business" I'm sure I'll find out, but how would any of you define "the business" He has a lot of nice contracts both commercial and residential,in town and in the country. All these are within a 20 mile radius of my normal route. This may be a big step for me, If I go for it,I drive full-time now and do lawn care on the side. I currently have 10 accounts, bumping that to 45-50 will require me to take the step from part to full-time. I do enjoy lawn care more than driving for someone which will keep me motivated. I was thinking about having him sign a no competition clause which would keep him from taking the customers back, in case he got the itch to mow again. I guess I should be excited, but I always like to look before I leap. Sorry for the long post gents, I would really appreciate some help on this one!