Ok, my wife works with me on the lawn accounts. She basically runs the Grasshopper and push mows (21") where needed. We also have a 60" Bob-cat walkbehind that I wouldn't even think of letting her run. The thing really is a beast, and I'm just not comfortable with that. That said, I'd like to eliminate as much 21" mowing as I can next year with the addition of a 36" or 48" walkbehind -- probably hydro. So Jodi, Liberty, and you other gals out there, do you run walkbehinds this size? Should I feel more comfortable with my wife running something a little smaller? Also, are the Toro t-bar, and Exmark ECS controls more like a rider? That is, with pistol grips, you're in gear and then run the levers to stop. Do t-bar and ECS stay stationary until you press the levers, like a rider? Also, my wife IS experienced in running equipment. She grew up on her dad's tractors and bulldozers, and is now pretty efficient on the Grasshopper.