I purchased a Pro - Ride 260 last year from my dealer. I absolutely love the machine. It does everything I ask of it and more! The only complaint I have about it is, the clippings are rather large when they're discharged. I asked my dealer if they made mulching blades or a mulching kit and I was told no? Other than that, this machine is a beast! I will be purchasing my Pro - Walk 52" hopefully by Friday! I had my eyes set on an Exmark Turf Tracer, but after comparing reviews and demoing the mowers, I am sold on the Pro Walk!!!