My mind is made that if I get a new mower it will be a Stander. The question is do I get it. Got back from the dealer today with quotes: 52" 25 kaw. for 6899 52" 23 kaw. for 6699 48" 19 kaw. for 6399 Not much difference in price I currently have a 36 belt walkbehind and a 21 honda. I am part time with 20 accounts. I will not be adding any other accounts due to time constraints. My average property is 12 - 17,000 square feet. I also 3 acres for myself and family members who live on the same street. Some of my customers have fences, and all but 2 have double gates to allow big equipment into the backyard. I currently have a velke, but it doesn't solve all the problems: striping and tight corners are tough because I have to get off then throw it into reverse then throw it into a gear then jump on. I know it may not sound that bad but I am looking to be as effecient as possible. 1. Should I keep the 36 WB and add a 52 Stander? isn't it a pain to have to switch mowers on the same property for different situations? 2. Dump the 36 WB and replace it with a 36 or 42 Stander? This way one mower does it all, only one mower to do maintenance on, etc. 3. How much time should I expect to save on a property with a Stander? I am looking for percentage of time, I realize that the size of the property dictates the exact time. If a 15k property currently takes 25 minutes to cut with a 36wb, then a 36 stander should take x amount of time. 4. I feel that with only 20 lawns and none on the horizon, I can be somewhat picky and choose lawns where a 52 stander will fit and be most effecient. What do you think? 5. How about those prices? For 200 dollars more would have to get the 25 kawa.? 6. Is is unreasonable to think that I can get a 52 stander in the same places I currently get my 36 belt wb? I have heard the pros and cons, many posts go into great detail. I cut kentucky bluegrass and tall fescue, so no need to change cutting height except at end of season. My 36 WB is a fixed deck so I allready have to do it now. There are no hills to worry about.