I have been reading lawnsite threads for weeks now. Thank you to everyone here who contribute to the volumes of information. I am entering year 2 of my lawn business and need to buy a mower that fits through most gates. My first mistake in this business was buying a Hustler mower, that would not work on the weeds/buffalo/bluestem that grows in so many lawns in my service area. I sold it and replaced it with a Scag. What a HUGE difference! Anyway, back to the problem. Many of the lots here are 1/2 to 1 acre, so I think a 30-36 inch walk behind would be best. Anyone have any suggestions? I really don't want to spend 7,000 on a mower right now. There is used Gravely belt drve 36" for $ 2,400 -200hrs. Clean but 3 years old. A new one is 3,800, either way, I dont know if it will cut the weedy lawns without 4 passes. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thank you!