Now, this is not what you might think....I have a customer that I've done his weedeating for the last 15 years or so. He's been having me mow for him the last few weeks because his mower, which is a 4 yr. old Scag Turf Tiger w/ 72 inch deck and liquid cooled engine, needs a new battery or ignition switch. He's also getting older and is not able to do as much as he once could. Now this is the proposition: That he give me the mower and I would mow his yard for the next so many yrs. for the mower. He said, "What if you quit the mowing business". I told him that we could do a contract that states if I quit, I have to pay a certain, agreed upon amount for the mower. He then said that it sounded like a good idea and he would think about it. When I first mentioned the proposition of trading the mower for me mowing, I was half heartedly joking and wasn't serious but since he's going to think about it, and the more I think about it, I like the idea. I figure the mower, which still only has about 150 hrs, is worth at least $7000 (he paid $12,500). I would probably write a contract that states that I'll mow his yard approx. 30 times a year for the next 4 years (that's $60 per mow = $7,200 ). If something happens that I can't mow it anymore, I would have the option to pay him the balance remaining on the agreed upon price. What do you all think...?? Good deal??