If you can somehow get 400 to 6oo dollars more you can get a brand new gear drive of most makes. I would demo some of the different walkbehinds and see which one you <br>like the best. You could also look in the classifieds and find a good used one from 1000 to 1800. Check spindles etc. Check the search feature for more on this topic. Type in used, walkbehinds, or something related and there should be a wealth of info. Hope this helps.