I called my Exmark dealer who I've been doing business with for years. Sold me my TTHP over 5 years ago, great dealer and I trust them. Anyway, told them I was looking for a belt drive w/b and he told me to look at Gravely instead of Exmark. I can't afford a hydro unless it's used and even then I'd really prefer a 32" to get through gates if I can get one. Anyway, he was telling me that the Gravely units are a much better belt drive than Exmark in regards to belt slippage, overall controlability, etc.. Now, he did say that the Metro wasn't a bad unit, it's just that Gravely was a slightly better belt drive. He sells both and is recommending Gravely for a belt drive, but we both know that a TTHP would be the hands down choice for a hydro. I'm just looking for a few opinions on Gravely belts. My other option is to order a 32" Toro belt drive from Alamia. $2400 with free shipping is extremely appealing. I know, I know, support your local dealer, but by the time I pay sales tax the same mower would more than likely be almost $800-900 higher in price. Anyone ever ordered a mower from Alamia? Still trying to decide if I really want to get a w/b at all. It would require a trailer and a place to store the trailer, both are expensive options. But I'm burning too much time loading/unloading out of the back of a truck, screwing around with hand tools in the bed of the truck whereas they'd be on racks on the trailer. Plus, if I get the right w/b I could probably mulch and not bag, which would save me at least 2 hours a week of time just driving to and from my dump site, not including the incurred fees for dumping. This doesn't even include the extra time saved by not having to empty a catcher 2-3 per account. I'm thinking even a 32" belt drive could save me around 4 hours a week and if I figure I'm making $40 per on the low end, I'm basically throwing away $160 a week. Multiply that by 4 weeks and I'm in the $640 a month range. Hmmm, seems like I'd probably cover the investment of a trailer and w/b fairly easily. None of these numbers even include the time saved for running a larger mower vs. a 21", just convenience issues I have right now with my current setup. Just thought I'd throw up an update, stir the pot a little.