Originally Posted by lilweeds
you have NO traction without your weight on the back of the machine. Trust me though, if you saw some of the slope I can cut standing on the GS, you'll never walk behind it. The only time I walk with it is loading (sometimes) and under branches.
+1. There really is no need to walk behind it. I climb some really steep slopes that if you step off the rear wheels will just spin if on wet/moist turf. Once you get used to how it handles you'll hardly ever walk behind it.