I should have listened to you hydro guys. Bought a 48" Bobcat walkbehind this spring, trying to save a few bucks I went with a belt drive it was a leftover so I got a great deal on it. I HATE IT!!!!!!!!! The thing has NO reverse, the dealer told me it had "true reverse" and not "reverse assist", wrong, the stupid thing can't even back up the gate to my trailer. If the belts get wet I can't even go forward up the gate. . my gate is far from steep. I brought it back on Tuesday and explained the problems they said they just needed to adjust the belts, they did and nothing chaged. Then they said maybe it needs new belts, I said WHAT it's only got about 5 hours on it!!!!! They want to try it so I left it there. I want a hydro!!!!!!!