Im putting together a unit consisting of two walk behinds, a 48' hydro and a 36' gear driven mowers. After doing my research I decided that I liked the Emark mowers. The delimma arose when I visited a Toro dealer who happend to have a 48' fixed deck hydro with the T-bar controls for $ 2,900. And a 36' fixed deck belt driven with the pistol grip controls for $ 2,300. The 2007 48' Turf Tracer HP $ 5,995 and the 2007 metro is $ 2,799. UNfortunately I dont have all of the info as for year, make and horse power on the Toros. Im assuming 05-06. So here we have a great cost difference $5,200 for the Toros and $8,794 fo the Exmarks = $2,799 plus I dont really care for the T-bar contols. I have never used them but the they dont look like they can compete with the ergonomics of the Exmark. PLease give me som feedback!