Need some help here. Last fall, my first full season mowing, I ran into a huge problem. My biggest account is a sort of a gentlemen's farm. I don't have to hay the fields or anything, just mow all around the house and outbuilding. It's about an hour and a half of mowing with my WB. Problem is, being a 200 y/o farmhouse, it is surrounded by 200 y/o elms and maples. Which produce more leaves than I ever would have thought possible. Literally ankle deep when I got there every week. Started taking me longer and longer to deal with the leaves before I could cut. Around that time the growing slowed up to where I could only cut every other week, so I told him I would blow the leaves off every week, and mow every other week, and I needed $25 more on the mowing weeks. The last 2 or 3 times I was there I was into it for more hours than I care to admit. Then he wasn't real happy that I didn't have his beds cleaned out This year I want to have a plan before taking on the leaves again. I don't want to be doing a full fall cleanup for nearly free every single week. I have a pretty good backpack blower, wasn't enough, borrowed a WB blower, better but still not enough. I made truck sized piles and raked them onto a tarp and dragged them into the woods. That's a plus, they don't need to be hauled away, lots of land to dump them. How much can you pick up with a bagger/vac system on a rider? I don't really want to mow the leaves up into shreds, and have pieces stuck in the grass looking crappy. But if they pick up leaves pretty well, I'll buy one. Or maybe a tow-behind vac wagon my lawn tractor can pull?? I think the guy can afford more, but I'm not sure how to go about getting him to pay me more for the leaf hassle. Probably needs to be hourly, but I don't know really what to do. Sorry for the long post. Thanks for any tips.