I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who posted info about their commercial mowers and helped me decide. I read through a bunch on posts on here, and finally decided to take the plunge. After a weeks use, im really liking the new mower. Its a lot to spend for a 21 inch mower, but I need one for most of the lawns I cut because the gates are so small to get into back yards.
It runs smooth, the handle configuration took a little getting used too, but isn't bad at all. I love the fact that you can leave the mower running and disengage the blades. It allows you to pick up trash or debris with ease, and get back to mowing with minimal problems. I havent bagged with it yet, but im sure that the blade disengagement will be handy for that also. The texas summer was hot and dry, but the grass has greened back up with recent rain, and im able to start putting this great mower to use.
The drive system runs smooth as silk, and although the unit is heavy as others have mentioned, it isnt to the point where its unmanageable. So far, im very happy with this unit. Hopefully years down the road, I can still be this positive about the mower.