Hey,Someday, I may have to replace my older walkbehind. I like Exmarks.This question is for you all that bought the metro walk behinds HP or the basic Metro. How are they at going down steep hills? Do the belts hold them back? so you don't have to use the breaks, or do they slip? I am asking this because I have the Viking posidrive duel pulley belt system that Exmark discontinued. They said their sales data showed low sales. The posi drive works great for going down hill. Although, in wet conditions it will slip some like most belt drives. When considering a new mower, I like the belt drives' lower cost. The Hydros are way to high for my budget.