i have had luck with an toro fixed (exmark machine) and want a bigger and better machine. i am opting for a hydro walkbehind in the 36-48 range . toro has some deals going on where i get a free bag and their sulky free with purchase. the price of the two comes out to be even for the bare machine, but with the toro i get the free extras. i know to demo and have tried a hydro tbar and tomorow will test the new ecs that i have yet to try. in your opinion what machine will hold up better and be a better all round performer, keep in mind price and cut quality. i know this site is loyal to exmark and their factory support has been excellent for you, but the extras are pulling me towards toro. this is a big purchase so i have been posting alot on it. ps. exmark dealer is 25 min away and toro dealer is 5 min away.