I don't know why every manufacturer does not offer electric start as an option on every hydro walk behind from 36" up. I've had it on all my hydro walks. I've often passed on certain mowers because there was no electric start on it (Exmark 36 Turf Tracer, Scag 36 and 48s). Electric starts start IMMEDIATELY, I never have a problem with 'em, and it's really the ONLY way that makes sense to get the mower off the trailer. And I don't have to pull start a mower on a 95 degree day. And it usually just adds about 200 bucks to the cost of the machine. Money I've earned back in time pull-starting alone in probably 2 weeks! Why oh why doesn't everybody offer it? Manufacturers, are you listening?