Right now I use a 61" Ferris IS3100z,a 44" Toro proline belt drive and a simple 21" push mower. The 44" is a bit clumsy on the small lawns and the 21" too small.I have been wanting a 36" WB for some time now since I am planning on downsizing to just the walkbehind on a 2wd pickup truck.I do not mean to call them off brands but how are the gravely's and Bobcat mowers ? My Toro has the T bar which seems good.On the pistol grip mowers,do you have to hold the levers or is that just for turning ? I have a couple of side hills that I have to fight with the big belt drive,is the hydro better in that situation ? Also would a dealer let you demo a 36" mower ?