Timed several different lawns on the 36" Toro Grandstand I picked up this past week. Most of the lawns were mid size ranging from 5k-15k, all of which had gates where a bigger mower wasn't able to fit. Small lawn that previously took me 31 minutes, took me 26 minutes loaded to loaded. I called home to get dinner started after telling the wifey, I have "one more, takes me 45 minutes. (A little bigger lawn.) Took me 32 minutes from un-load to loaded back up. Not only have I found the Stander more maneuverable, quicker, it's also easier to "see and trim" closer to the fence which cuts my trimming time. As for tearing up turf? I'll be honest, a couple of guys were right, if your not careful these things will tear-up turf. My first day was a learning curve, but it's pretty easy to figure out and to figure out who to turn without tearing up the turf. Thought I would share my experience to those that are on the edge about deciding on a mower.