Ok, so we've all got them: the lawns with a gate that is just a little too small. Well, if you know me, you know that I despise using any mower that I cant ride on a seat. I found a solution. I have this lawn with a sizeable back yard, and a gate the Walker with deck on will NOT go through. Solution? Take the deck off. Sure, I dont gain that much time, but by taking the deck off, I can run the mower through the gate, then put the deck back on, and cut the lawn from the comfort of my Walker seat, instead of following around the stupid 21" mower. This works well with a 42" deck...but a 48" may be heavy enough that it may not be as simple as just carrying the deck through the gate.