well i've never owned a push mower. i have always refused to do lawns that have fences in the back. or i've used my dad's 20 year old toro. i need a beater basically. i see toro personal pace mowers for around $200 on craigslist. i think i only want a recycler. i dont need to be bagging anything! even new sod. i'm pretty sure the recycler will work good right? nothing too heavy either. i normally lift it on the front of the zero turn and drive it to where i need it.