I would check out the Scag V-Ride as well. The Toro really puts the operator back behind the wheels which can cause the front end to come up on hill climbs. I have the V-Ride myself. Here's a link http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=389180 to mods I made to my 36 V-Ride. Look close and you'll see the little scorpion that came out from under my mower. I also tried the Ferris/Snapper Pro and Wright Sentar Sport versions as well. The only issue with stand on mowers is they are all really heavy compared to hydro WB's. I would really like to see someone come out with a super slick WB with a super easy to use fold up Velke built in. Walker had come out with a built in unit but it cost so much that nobody could afford it. Here's one on Ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Walker-mower-NO-RESERVE-/251342647353.