there is no 46 vride. theres a 48. the size difference between a 52'' vride and a 61'' turf tiger is huge. the TT is a beast of a mower. i can do some pretty big properties with my 52'' vride and its super easy to manuever. im going to try a few diff. things this year to get my cut better but its probably got nothing to do with the mower itself. i started out with my first mower as a 52'' vride. the TT would have been too much mower. also the frames shouldnt be buckling. there was a recal on the 2010 52'' (my mower) and they wleded some plates on it and its not had a problem since i bought it.