I wanted to take the time to praise Snapper. Specifically their Pro Hydro Walk-Behinds. I have 2 of these machines, and love them. For small residential lawns they are great, but best of all I mow several properties with ponds and large, long, wide ditch banks, and with Snappers Accutrac Tracking Control they make it, well a snap. I truly enjoy operating these machines, and so does my crew. The loop steering keeps my hands away from walls and fences (a problem I had when I had a pistol grip w/B), and I must also comment on their cut quality. These machines seem to me to be built bullet proof. The Kawasaki Engines run so smooth and quiet. Basically I am just impressed.