To give everyone a little background on me, I got started mid 2010 I have 4 yards that I'm cutting now with the hopes of getting more. This is a part-time thing for extra money I work 12 hour shift at my main job. I get a bonus every january. so I'm in the market for equip. I am needing every thing due to wearing out my old craftsman mower and free weedeater. I am buying a Echo trimmer, but I do not know which 21" mower I want just yet. I went looking today at a Snapper dealer, and checked out the HI-VAC self propelled with the briggs motor. Got a price of 580. Which is a bit more than I wanted to pay but O-WELL . I would like some in-put on your 21" mowers and some in-put on the Snapper mower if you use or have used in the past. I want to know the good bad or ugly on the mower. I will not be able to afford to buy a different mower if I dont like the Snapper so any input is appreciated. Thanks everyone and keep it safe.