Well a lot of you know I'm leaning toward getting a 48" over the 36" now. I have 2 houses that I really need a large mower to get through a 38" gate though, hehe. One of them is a deep, brick fence. I don't think this one would be possible... And my other has a 38" fence but it a typical wooden one. I have heard all this stuff about tipping them up and what not, but have had absolutely no luck with my Bobcat 48" mower. Its like it only worsens the problem lol. What all are the techniques you use? And probably more importantly, how much trouble is it to add a new gate or make a gate bigger. Doing this once may be worth it on a lot of my lawns, especially while I am not so busy. How much would the hardware cost me and how much time does it ususally take? Thanks!