Originally Posted by Spring Valley Lawn Service
Does the walkbehind hold hills good
Absolutely! Nothing holds hills better than a walkbehind. When I'm mowing ditches my Exmark helps pull ME back up out of the ditch.
The problem with walkbehinds is that you need handgrips you can hold onto and still operate the controls. That's what I like about the Exmarks' controls and didn't like about the Toros' "T" bar controls.
That's also my reason for wanting a hydro. I think I'd get better speed control of each drive wheel with a hydro. The belt drive kind of slams into the bottom of the ditch and then jumps out of the ditches. Not too smooth. And I have a lot of experience operating belt drive walkbehinds.