Having a John Deere 48'' w/b I wouldn't take a job with a 36'' gate. I would have to use a 21'' mower to do the job, and this will just not happen. Let me get to the point. There is a man that cuts the same area that I do and he looks for gated lots, I have talked to him, and he said that because nobody wants them he has made them a target. He uses a 10/30 rear motor Snapper. He drives into the back yard and just knots it out. He makes a art out of it. I have known and watched this man for two years. How can this mower hold up? Is it really that good? Anybody have one?