For the first three years I have mowed with my 48" w/b and for the gated backyards I used a 21", with the thought of purchasing a 36" w/b at some point. So I found this Ransomes/Bob-Cat 36' w/b. Man did I underestimate the value of this size machine. Thought it was going to be used where there are gates. Well let me tell you what, places I didn't see before I got it. Between the shed and the fence on 6th St., fence and house on Prior Ave., the front yards on Kent and Santom roads. Have many other examples. My 48" w/b is hydro with a sulky and have found that many places are quicker with that 36" instead of 48" w/sulky. Not to mention the time savings over the 21" with a better quality of cut. Wasn't looking to spend alot of $$$$$ for a mower I planned on using on approx 5 backyards a week. Paid $400 for this unit ($120 for two front solid tires and wheels), close your eyes and there is no way to tell it isn't a brand new mower. By second pull each time (even after sitting out all night and day in rain), burns no oil, everything fine.