I am working on a deal with another LCO in my town to purchase his business. He has 50 lawns that bring in about $62,000 per season before clean-ups which he estimates to be another 10 to 12 thousand. He has suggested that he would like to get one seasons worth of just mowing income for the business. That makes his asking price $60,000 and would include a very used truck an Exmark with 1000 hours a Bobcat with 1200 hours a decent trailer and little more. I have been basing my decision on that asking price. Then after exploring this site for a while I found a thread that suggested that the common rate for such a deal not including equipment should be about 2 months worth of mowing income. I could really use some feedback on this to help me make an offer. Thanks.