First, I dont do any commercial mowing. I have a person that owes me money and he is wanting to trade a 20 or 25 hp not sure which, 52 in cut Scotts mower, Hydro. Has 114 hours. I havent seen the mower but he claims its like new. I own a Ventrac with a 60in mowing deck I do my mowing with but my wife doesnt like hooking up the mowing deck so I am thinking about doing the trade so she will have a mower she can use without having to hook up the Ventrac when she wants to mow. What I want to know is if anybody has any experience with the scotts mower as to how reliable it is. My lawn is fairly sloped in some areas and I am concerned that the Scotts wont be able to climb up and down the hills. He has already replaced the electric clutch and belts which is setting off alarms inside my head as this might be more problems than its worth but since I havent used a Scotts mower before I dont know what to expect. He says he wants $800 for the mower, again I dont know if this is a good price, he owes me more than that amount and I am pretty sure he will pay me what he owes so its not a matter of just taking the mower to recoupe something owed. Lets hear opinions.