I currently in the process of buying out a company with a 2006 walker mtlghs 31hp 48" and I loved the demo when he let me use it for a day.
As far as Grasshoppers, I have been told by several company owners and suppliers that they are great mowers but fall apart very quickly and don't last.
There is an Old Blue Chair for each and every one of us, we just have to find it.
2006 GMC Sierra 2500hd crew cab
BOSS 8'2" Power V
Hustler X-one 60"
Toro Proline 36" wb w/t-bar controls
JS46 22" walk-behind (wouldn't recommend)
Shindaiwa T254, Echo trimmers, chainsaws, pole hedge trimmer, pole saw, hedge trimmer
Shindaiwa 633 and Husqvarna 130BT blower