I am having a ton of trouble deciding on what kind of walk behind mower I want to get... I would like to go with a wider (48") mower for time savings, but I don't know practical it can be with uneven lawns, gates, and with moving it around (like if it gets stuck). A 36" would give me a large improvement over my 33" right now because my 33" only goes 3mph, so its not like its just about the width you know? Plus my mower can't mulch very well, so saving passes would speed me up too. A 36 could fit through almost any gate. Also, do one of those sizes mulch better than the other in general? Like a 2 blade 36" has larger blades than a 3 blade 48 (which helps with cutting taller grass etc). I only have one HUGE property right now, which is a nursing home. As of now, I have my friend help me with his small 38" rider and my 33" W/B. Besides that, I mostly have residential lawns. Half prolly have gates. A few gates will fit anything, about 4 or 5 that a 44 or 48 woudln't fit into. And thats another thing. I don't think a 44 is practical, because its already too wide for most gates, but you loose a good bit of productivity from a 48 lol. (It does have 2 blades though right? That would be great for bahia or tall grass!) Also, if I get a 36" is it as important to get hydro? I don't know for sure how the belt drivens work. You just pull and that side goes right? Thanks.