30" = 40% faster. Where is the drawback? A lot of people on this site are saying "it is a consumer model", I say big fricken deal! Currently I run 5 - Honda HRX 21" mowers (cunsumer model) 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. I need more staff this year. Here is the math: 5 FT employees = $2700/month (taxes in) = $13500 in payroll each month I can give 3 of my guys a Timemaster and they can cut the same amount of grass. So....3 FT employees @ $2700 = $8100 Result: I save $5400 PER MONTH. I can buy a new mower for each employee...every month and still come out ahead! (I am guessing they will last 1 season) In my area, our grass must be bagged, we can't really mulch, I own a 36" walker walk behind, and I rarly use it. People say "it will be underpowered" yet nobody who has one says it is. It has 2 - 15 blades. I am assuming it takes the same power to spin 2 - 15" blades as oppsed to 1- 21' blade. Think about your weed wacker....the shorter the stringthe faster it can spin. I will buy 4 timemasters, I will buy extra transmissions, wheels, blades and belts, and in my honest opinion, come out ahead! With less man power related head aches! Ps: I am not a noobie at this. lol Comments??