This is my first post, great site with great info. My son and I have a part-time service with about 20 yards. Most of the yards are 50 X 100ft so they aren't huge yards. We have used residental 21" for the past 3 years but I am tired of wearing them out, they just will not hold up. I went shopping today but none of the dealers have any demo machines so I need some advice from people that have used them. Trying them in the parking lot won't tell me much. Below is what I have found. Which should I buy? John Deere GS30, 36" WB has a 13 hp Kohler, price is $2250 ExMark Metro, 36" WB has a 13 Kohler, price is $1999 He said I could have the 12.5 Kaw or Kohler same price. He didn't have a 32" but said he could order it but it would be the same price as the 36". Go figure?? Toro 32" WB has a 10.5 Briggs, price is $2000 Toro 32" WB has a 12.5 Kaw, price is $2300 I haven't seen the Toros but talked to the guy on the phone. He suggested a 37" recycler floater, 12.5 Kaw but the price is $2900. He said the 36" fixed Toro would be the same price, $2900. I don't want to spend that much money. I also looked at the 21 Commercial mowers. The Deere JX85 was $850 with the attachments. Toro 21 was $950. I like the smaller 21" mowers but my son thinks the 36 is the way to go.