First, ask your friend if he'd be offended. Tell him that it's been working well for you but you think you can do your lawn more efficiently and that your dad-in-law needs it more. He may well be the sort who is happy to see that his gift has worked out so well for you, enabling you to get exactly what you need in your difficult time. Obviously, if you think the question itself might offend him, you won't be able to ask.
Then, if you got his blessing, sell it to your dad-in-law for no more than the cost of the reel mower. That's reasonable, if he's willing (and I'd guess from your plan that he is). You're not trying to rake in some dough, just trying to trade the rider for the reel.
If you were financially comfortable it might be different. At that point you'd buy the reel mower, decide you don't need the rider, and then offer it to him for free.
i appreciate it!
contrary to what some might think of some of my conservative views, i do try to be selfless, while doing what's best for my family.
Fiskars Staysharp Max Reel Mower which is of 18-Inch is the best product to clean lawn known to me so far.. It has exclusive StaySharp Cutting System cuts grass without blades touching for long-lasting performance without costly annual blade sharpening.I would definitely recommend this mower if anyone needs or want a manual lawn mower
Got a Fiskars reel mower myself. I like it, but was lazy last season, and was letting the grass get too tall for it to do a thorough, even cut.
For those thinking their yard is too large for a manual mower, you might be wrong in your thinking. The difficult spots for a manual are corners and curvy borders. They don't allow you to build up momentum like a straight pass will. So a large, mostly empty yard can take less effort than a small one with several flower beds.
Black & Decker MM875 Lawn Hog which is 19-Inch 12 amp Electric Mulching Mower with Rear Bag is one of the best lawn mower brand hub known to me so far.. As I am so much into this field . It requires effortless to start and maintain and it produces zero emissions. Moreover, it is very light weight and easy to use.
Sun Joe Mow Joe MJ407E 20-Inch Bag/Mulch/Side Discharge Electric Lawn Mower is the best electric lawn mower known to me so far.. Its durable steel blades cuts with precision. It is light, easy to push no pull start. It works great even on the grass that was high enough that my dog got lost in the small backyard.. I am using this mower from last six months.
I used to have a battery powered mower, however it was when they first came out and the battery would be dead halfway through....
Now I have a trusty old reel mower that I sharpen at the beginning of each mowing season. It's quiet, free and better exercise.
The Fiskars don't require sharpening by leaving a tiny gap between the blades. The regular sharpening process for most others didn't sound like much of a chore though. I passed over them because most had too low a cutting height for my tastes. The Fiskars is 4in max while the other models I looked at at the time were 2 to 3 inches.