Hello all- Excellent site you have here, I am glad I stumbled upon it. I am looking for some advice regarding a mower for my new home. There is about 1/2 acre of yard which includes 2 planting beds and 9 trees/shrubs for obstacles. Fairly standard except there is a 100' x 30' section that is on a 30 degree slope. The bottom of the slope transitions immediately to landscaping; there is no flat spot to turn around. I am doing it now with a push mower and cleats. Not fun. I am hoping to find something with a bigger deck to cut down on overall mowing time and that can be used on the slope. I borrowed a lawn tractor to try it out and it was less than safe. There is one small section where there is no at the bottom of the slope. I was able to go up without the bagger but it was a little bit scary and going down must be done without brakes to avoid locking and spinning (very scary). When going across the slope, the uphill tire would lose traction and spin resulting in no forward progress. Looking into it a little bit makes me think a tractor with better tires, wheel weights and rigging the seat switch to let me sit on the fender might work but I can't imagine it is a good idea. Self-propelled push mower is what I had been thinking but after reading here for a while, I am curious about walk-behinds. I have never used a walk behind and don't know what their capabilities are (especially on slopes). Any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!