Here's my problem. we only have 2 dealers in my area( with in 30 miles ) First - Toro and Hustler Second - JD Both sell comparable machines. Both push Hydro with floating decks. Both around $5,000. They offer fixed deck, belt drives at around $4,000. Until I started visiting this sight thats all I knew and was ready to buy. Now I am questioning. This will be my first large mower and though I would like a larger mower I need to get through 36" gates.