Im looking to get a hydro 36" gravely. I love the cut my gear drive 36" gravely has its the best cut out of any mower I have. The mower I have is 8 years old and had 1,320 hours on the Kohler before it had a rebuild. Since then I have put 890 hours on it and im just worried that any day now it will blow on me. It still starts easy and runs smooth. Also curious if the hydro model gives as good of a cut as the gear drive model ? And also pricing and comments from current or past owners of this hydro model.