My quest for the perfect walkbehind for my 1 acre over the last year.First it was the Scag sw48a, loved this machine(cut and stripped best) but the offer I couldn't refuse came along. Then came the Turf Tracer(finnicky b!@ch) couldn't get it to cut right To many systems on this to keep lined up. Next the Proline, boy I couldn't wait to get rid of this, granted I spent no time tuning for cut or comfort, I mowed with it twice my back was killing me so Bye Bye (I am 6'4). And what I have now Metro ecs with there highest lift solid foil, cut is acceptable, stripes OK and it is comfortable. Is it perfect NO!, but it is getting there I am thinking a Metro or Viking with a Kawasaki would be the best I could for my property.