I didn't think I'd ever get to this point, but I'd like to get a 36" w/b for my new venture. The last w/b I bought was an Exmark TTHP 36" and have believed that hydro is the only way to go, definately much easier to maneuver, maintain, etc.. But, as I'm starting up again, I'm pretty strapped for cash. I realize it takes money to make money, but until I get off the ground the loan I'm already taking is about as much as I want to handle. So, I've been finding some used Exmark belt drives on craigslist for around $1,000. I work in the Seattle area, that equates to rain most of the time, are belt drives actually completely worthless if it's raining? Basically I'm looking for someone to completely talk me out of a 36" belt drive, I really don't want to use a 21" as a main mower, but if that's what it takes I guess there's no way around it, I hate buying equipment that costs me more time than it should.