My trusty 21" mower is finally coming to the end of it's useful life, and have decided that the replacement will be a 36" walk behind. I have demoed the 36" Exmark, and my impression is that it is an excellent machine. Local Toro dealer does not have the 36" in stock, but can order. I know Toro and Exmark as companies are related, the question that I have is there any major difference in the Exmark and Toro machine (other than t-bar vs pistol grip)? I would much rather purchase from the Toro dealer, because I know that the support will be better down the road. 95% of what I mow is well maintained bermuda, and the will be running a mulching kit most of the time. Any comments or suggestion would be greatly appreciated.