Ok so my business partner and I decided that next year we are upgrading. We are currently running with a 36 inch metro and a 48 hydro walk behind scag....both with velkys......metro is good cuz of gates, and scag is a beast because of the hydro drive. Were goin to get a rider in winter, hopefully a leftover...id like a toro or an exmark...here are my questions thou. Do hydros cut nicer than belt driven mowers? Ive seen some belt driven exmark riders here, and wonder why they arent hydros? Arent hydros the best? What should i be payin for a mower in the off season? I want either a 52 or a 60...with a strong motor....i live in NJ but am willing to drive a bit if it saves me enough $$. Id go as far as say....Kentucky......Ohio...etc.....Ive heard you can get em for like 4500 leftover? Anyone have experience with this? Let me know. THANKS!