Good to hear you say that. I took a tape measure out and came to the conclusion that I could not handle a larger size. When I demo'd the 52, I realized that there were a lot a places that the larger machine could not mow. But several friends keep saying go big. "You will cut down your mowing time." But as you say, 52 is a great all around size. And what good does a bigger machine do me if there are a bunch of areas I cannot mow with it. I already have about 6 hours of push mowing and weed eating every other week as it is (some areas do not need it every week).