I have 3 wb to choose from : 1-Brand new EverRide 48" Hydro 19hp Kaw Fixed deck with full warranty for $3700 OTD. 2-Exmark 2006 48" Hydro,Floating Deck, ECS Controls, 300hrs,Exmark single tire sulky it's $3100. 3-Bobcat 48 Belt drive, home owner used like showroom condition for $1600. I'm new to the business and reading threads here for almost 2 months to learn as much as I can and everyone says get the hydro instead of belt drive but ,the money I save from buying belt drive Bobcat ,I can get almost all the other machines/equipment that I need, like Backpack blower, Line trimmers,hedge trimmer,chain saw,sulky,Catcher etc. I will mow and trim about 5 mid size strip malls and 3 of them have ponds and sloped areas nothing to crazy. So do i really need a hydro or not?