I have always enjoyed mowing since I was a kid and started cutting part time this spring (about 12 residentials). I wanted a rider but did not know how well I would do so I bought an Exmark 48" Turf Tracer HP w/ 19HP Kaw. instead. I love the mower, but miss riding (I used to help an uncle who had a Scag Turf Tiger). With most of my jobs taking only about 45 min. (for everything), I do not think that I could really knock off that much time (I would buy an Exmark 48" Lazer HP). I think that it would be "a big toy" unless someone can tell me advantages that I have not thought of. Riding as opposed to standing cannot be considered because it is only for 2-3 hours each day. What would you do? If you can think of advantages of the walk behind over the rider, I would be interested in those too. Thanks! Also, all equipment is paid for. My local Exmark dealer does not trade. The only local guy who will has Toro and Scag so it may have to be one of those.