I've been working with the cheap 21's for a few years now, until this year when i finally decided to drop the money on the 21 inch honda 216 Commercial mower. So far, im loving it. As others have commented, its a bit heavy, but it rolls great and the drive system does all the work of pushing the mower. Ive mulched taller grass, and it does fine. The bag system works great too.
can't speak on the walk behind, but there are some videos of the new toro commercial model 30 inch mower ( i think) called the turfmaster. if you do a search on here, you will find a few videos of it. It might be a good option if you dont need the full blown walk behind.
Good luck with your decisions.
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