Hi All; I have 3/4 acre to mow and it takes me about 80 minutes with my 21" mower. I like to walk when I mow, (and I have limited storage space for lawn equipment) but I am looking for something to both make the job faster AND do a better job than my current mower. Two of my neighbors have larger, (32" or larger) walk behinds, (Toro & Ariens) and get done faster than me, they are able to cut when the the grass may be a little wet and have an easier time if the grass got long on them. However, most of my neighbors have a lawn or garden tractor. Most get pretty good results and they seem to have the power to cut longer grass. I have been looking at BOP's line of walk behinds but last night found myself looking at Sears lawn tractors, (about half the price) and started to wonder. How are the BOP, (or others of equal quality) mowers better than the consumer grade tractors? Is it speed, quality of cut? I know I don't see the landscapers in the area using the tractors. Is that because of build quality and intended work load? There may come a day when I wont want to walk, but I am only 50 now and I don't see that to be any time soon. My neighbor with the Toro gets the best cut in the neighborhood IMHO. So, what should a home owner with 3/4 acre to cut, wanting to get it done in under an hour, wanting to keep the storage requirements down, and wants a very nice cut get for a mower? What type I mean?