I have ran Walkers since 2009. Last year, I demoed the Exmarks and there is a reason Walker wrote the book on this type of mower. There is no comparison. Walkers are quicker, the hydros are more responsive, the mowers dump better, the deck is easier to flip up and work on. For me, IMHO, Walkers are #1 for a reason. Toro tried to copy them, Scag tried to copy them and now Exmark tried. They all fail for a reason.