in my opinion toro is much better than exmark or john deere. the deeres are a little pricey and some friends of mine who are in the business as well say they're not worth the money and they don't last the long haul. personally i've never owned an exmark but i hear they're all right for the price. now on to the size, personally i use 36''s for the backyard because they fit into all most any gate. i have yet to find a gate that my 36''s won't fit through.
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