I used the search and found a little about the JD 36" walk-behind but I still need a little advise. I have a connection that can get me a JD 36" direct from the factory for 30% off the retail price of $2500. I know their are better brands out there but this is a good deal. I need a 36" and nothing larger because of gates and the small size of most of my yards. Can anyone who uses or has used the JD 36" give me their feedback on this mower and would it be worth it for me since I will get it for 30% off. I would like hydro but just cant afford it at this stage.