I just finished up the season with the Gravely Pro G 48" W/B. Most of my accounts have a slight to steep incline. This was a rainy season so the grass seemed to stay wet. I cut 30-40 accounts a week. For the rating system 1-5, 5 being the best Overall performance: 3 For Design: 5 Gravelys are built like tanks. You could run a tree over with one of these mowers and not put a dent into the body. Cutting: 4 I added the extra blades that come with the mulch kit which came to 6 blades total. Made a very clean sharp cut and discharged the grass well in the wettest conditions. Never sharpened the blades once and cut great all season long. Engine: 5 15hp Kawasaki. Never had a problem with starting it nor did it bog down on me in thick grass. I have been running Kawasaki engines for 6 years and I have had a lot of faith in them. Handling: 3 The Pro G would tend to veer to one side or the other. Handle grips were metal and could take a toll on the hands after while. Gear Drive mechanism: 1 Lousy design. Drive belts constantly slipped and would not pull. I had to replace belts every month and one belt cost $50, which adds up quick. This is the biggest complaint I have with the Gravely. If belts got wet they were ruined and your day was over because they would no longer work, I couldn?t even get the mower to drive up on to my trailer. Reverse mechanism: 1 terrible. I couldn?t back up over a small curb. I had got stuck several times where the reverse would not work. This machine was not intended to go in reverse. Brakes: 3 For the most part the parking brake worked well however when backing the mower off the trailer I had to be careful because the brakes would not hold it while in gear and could easily roll back over me. I tightened the brakes as tight as they could go. Wheels: 3 lawn wheels that could easily slip and tear a yard up. May be wise to get the snow tires for better grip. Maintenance: 4 Overall low maintenance. Aside from the changing of belts, which was not difficult to do, there was little to no maintenance required. Price: 4 $3000 in West Virginia. The cheapest commercial walk behind in the area. Overall Opinion: Not too bad for the price however I plan to sell it and buy a hydro. The belt drive was the worst design by gravely. It almost seems like they made it that way so you keep coming back to buy more belts. The mower could hardly make it up the slightest inclines. They should employ cog type drive similar to a Harley Davidson. For anyone looking to buy this mower and has any hills to cut I would pass on this and look at getting a hydro. Stay away from the gear belt driven mowers. For someone that is looking to save some money and has flat land, then this would be a great buy. I had high hopes for Gravely but in the end the drive belts really turned me off to them.