I just bought one to upgrade from my Toro 36" belt WB. What a difference. I demoed a Gravely 34 inch rider a few months ago and just oh no. But this scag is really nice. A couple of issues. reverse is really slow for some reason, and that annoyed me at first, but now I am used to it and it is fine. The standard ROPS is kind of annoying, but I am getting used to it. One big tree branch related wheelie drove home the point of a tad more weed eating may be required. I really like the fact that it has 3 blades on a 36. gives GREAT dispersion and very fine particles. If it had a suspension seat life would be better, but I am just happy to be riding.