I listend to what everyone on here has been saying, and I've decided I shouldn't get a $1100.00 21" Toro. Instead, I should get a 32", 36", or 48" walk-behind. It seems to me a 32" would be good for fences, but otherwise you might as well get a 48". Is there a point in getting a 36" instead of 48". The 36" won't fit through gates since it is technically about 37" - 38". I do mow alot of small yards, so a 36" might be more ideal. I could finance a 36" and 48". Or, I could pay for most of a 36" and finance another 36". Then I could have one of my homies mow yards with me for $10.00 an hour. Which option do you guys think sounds better? I'm kind of interested in Hustler, Toro, and Exmark. Are the Dixon walk-behinds anygood? They look pretty basic, but are cheap. Should I pay my friend $10.00 an hour? He works at Arbys for $5.25 now, but acted kind of like $10.00 wasn't that good. I know I wouldn't pay more then $10.00. He'd be a good hard worker. By the way, all of this would be purchased for next year. I'm just trying to figure out what I'm going to do in advance. Well, thanks for any help and advice.