i'm thinking of using only 36" mowers from now on, i feel the 48" may be obsolete. help me figure out if it is. ok, properties around 3-4 k. not wide open grass, mind you, but there are islands, trees, fences, etc. now, i know the 48" gives you 12" more of cutting deck, but, does that really make a big difference on these size properties? as it is now, i carry a 36" + 48", or, a 32" + 48'". the 48" for wide open properties, and the smaller machine for smaller properties + gates. could it really make that much of a difference, that extra 12" of deck? i'm wondering. i'd like to eliminate the need for the 48" if possible. can someone figure out, under these circumstances, if it will matter that much at the end of the day- say we do 22 properties a day. on 8 of these, the 48" is used, on the other 14, the 48" is obsolete do to very small yards, obsticles, or gates. if i eliminate the 48" altogether, how much of a difference would it make?