Ive been reading a lot of comments from members here about your mowers, Im not sure how to classify this mower. Its not a rider, you really wouldnt want to try unless youre nuts. On the other hand, I wouldnt call it a walk-behind either due to the rear discharge. The empty weight is a little over 2,100 pounds. It gets great traction on hills and small trees dont bother it at all. It has no problem getting through gates, in fact most fences dont slow it down if it decides to go. That's a six foot electric fence in the picture. It has a built in fly swatter which doubles as a kill switch I guarantee if you grab the fly swatter it WILL try to kill you. Its a ZTR, in fact if you grab that fly swatter itll switch ends so fast youll be amazed. It doesnt mind trimming. It doesnt mind mowing at night or in the rain, but when it gets hot it sleeps in the shade. It has a built in fertilizer dispenser. It doesnt stripe very well, but it makes some pretty impressive piles. I don't think I'd try to load it on an open trailer. Trying to clean the underside could get you killed. Itll last a long time with minimal maintenance, and when it gets too old you can turn it into 6,000 Big Macs.