I am in need of a walk behind mower for a few slopes and a couple of other gated areas. The gate openings are 48 inches post to post.. so I have been trying to find a Toro 44 inch mower but they are scarce and not in production any longer. I have also been looking at the Toro 40 inch. I'd like the largest mower I can for the dollar and I think it will hold the slopes better. I know a 48" mower deck is a little larger than 48 and am sitting here wondering if I'd be able to manipulate through the gate somehow. Like pulling parallel to the fence/gate and getting any overhang from the deck into the opening... then pivot the rest of the mower through... I'm wondering if a front caster/wheel will not allow it to swing through. Does anyone know if this will work?