Here is a tip I learned first hand. We've been mowing primarily with a Scag 36" and a Toro Personal Pace home depot mower. We only mow one day a week. Several residential and 2 commercial jobs. The toro has done well. I bought it used. It's mainly used for trim mowing and small front yards. Not a bad mower considering its a throw-away mower. The best thing about it is the maneuverability. IN-and-OUT. So it died. No biggie. If there was a used one ready to mow for 150-200.00 I probably would have bought it. There wasn't though, so I made a business decision. Next year we are going to try and fill a weekly route. So I bought a new Commercial Toro 21" $1080.00 Its a fine mower no doubt. But...it's not easy to use. It doesn't get you in and out of tight places well. The 3 speed trainy is good but not as easy to use. Now I know it takes some practice and its superior by far in terms of durability and quality. However, you can knock ther cheap-o toro all you want, it has it's good points. To the extent that i'm going to have to pick up another one for trim work. My main reason for posting this is because all of the reading I've done on this website, I never once read that the commercial mowers were so hard to maneuver in comparison to less quality mowers. So if you can only afford one mower and you have a lot of tight areas to mow, you might want to be careful which mower you choose. I had the impression this was hands down the right choice and it is a good mower but I wish I'd got something else to finish out this year.