I have been using walk behinds for about five years now. I do this part time to supplement my income, feed the kids, etc. I was trying to find a "cheap" zero turn and kept looking and looking. On Friday, I traded in my one season Scag WB on a Exmark Lazer Z, 52" UltraCut with 23 hp. I know its not the biggest or the best but I sure am happy so far.