Ok I am getting very close to buying my first walk-behind. I am getting into this business on a part time basis because i want to take it slow. So I have all of the essentials except for the mower. I have a redmax eb7001, stihl fs85, and a echo edger. Next step walk-behind. I have been shopping around and would love to go with ex-mark but they are pricey. I have found a snapper 36 inch hydro with 17 hp Kawasaki with less than one month of use. The guy is asking 4000 for it new it will cost me about 4300 before taxes. How is the cut quality of snapper. That is what I am most concerned with. Or do you guys think i should just buy a belt drive ex-mark metro hp. I am going to buy something within a week or two. Thanks for all of your help.