Hello all. I am hoping you can help a newbie out here. I am looking to buy a new mower. I've read dozens of posts on "what mower to buy" but am hoping someone can give me some advice for my particular situation. I am a homeowner with 1/2 acre with about 4 or 5 trees/beds to mow around. Nothing crazy. I liked my Gravely 36 walk behind (which just died due to mice making a grass home in the engine over the winter) but I think it would be nicer to have a 48. I know it won't save a crazy amount of time (theoretically 30 instead of 40 minutes) but even 10 minutes each time would be worth the extra money to me. I am looking at the following.. 36" Gravely 13HP wb $2600 48" Gravely 15HP wb $3000 44" Quick 16HP wb $3000 42" John Deere Z225 zero turn 18.5HP $2900 I am strongly leaniing towards the 48" Gravely. Besides the fact that it may have difficulty making it through a gate (which I don't even have.. but will in the near future), what is the drawback of getting a 48 vs. a 36? I can't see any downside besides the cost. Anything else I should think about before plunking down $2500-3000 on a new mower? Thanks in advance!