I need help and want to hear from those who know. I currently have a Toro 27hp 62" Z and a Toro 15hp 48" walkbehind. Comparing the two here is what I like and don't like. The Z has great ground speed. It outruns the wb like it was sitting still. The horsepower on the Z is phenomenal. I can cut down a small forrest with it. The Z doesn't clump in wet grass or have the wet grass stick under the deck. My dealer says that it is because the horsepower forces it out. The 62" is too big for most of my lawns. It causes gate issue. The WB is great for gates and the size yards that I have most. However, it doesn't have the things I like about my Z: horsepower, speed and the benefits each of those provide. I want to keep my walkbehind for hills and hard to reach places because they are awesome for that. However, I am considering trading the 62" for a 48" or 52" Z. But, I do not want to give up the benefits of my big Z with the exception of the deck size. So my question is: Will the smaller 48" 23hp perform as well as my 62" 27hp but with a smaller cut? I know what the specs say but I would like to hear from you all with real world experience with both the bigger and smaller Z's. Sorry this post was so long. Thanks all!!!!