Hello. I have been debating whether to buy an existing LCO small business or start from the ground up. I have several questions and could use your advice: Q. Determining a fair price on used equipment? How many hours does a Stander 36' have in it? A Grasshopper 220? Life expectancy+ maintainence costs - hours, gen. condition of equipment = msrket value? How many years/hours could I expect from the used equipment. The mowers have 260 and 285 hours on them. Q. Should I buy used trimmers and a BP blower, (both have about two full seasons on them. Should I buy new...Echo, Sthil, Redman, Shin.? I plan to be cutting mostly 12=18,000 sq ft. lawns Q. What's a decent price for a 6 x 12 ft. trailer with flipdown tailggates and a wood floor and wired for brake lights? Q. The guy I'm talking is offering to 'sell' me his yards. About 15 of them in the $35-$40 range. What's a fair price for a 32-35 week grass and leaf season? Q. What to look for in selecting/bidding yards? Any formulas you guys use?