Things look good. Hopefully you get that plow on by tomorrow. With regards to the mowers being close to you and having run a bunch of different mowers my choice would be the vantage 52". They are quick and easy to get around. The bagging options are not great. For dethatching we run a dethatcher on a vantage and bag as you go as well as on a zturn same thing. For clean ups we use both. When starting out we did what you were talking about bought a walker for mostly clean ups. It's a waste of money. great mowers but to only use for clean ups is not worth it. Best advice is any equipment you buy make sure you can use it as many hours as possible to help recover the costs.