Hello lawnsite: I think I am about to break down and find a used walkbehind, the snapper isn't getting things done fast enough (30" + 1 acre + 100 degree heat = ). I am leaning toward a 48 or 52 hydro with a fixed deck and a sulky. My concern is that my yard has a couple of berms which don't really scalp, but get cut shorter than everything else unless you go across them just right. There is also one area where kind of a valley is formed where the ground slopes back up to the house. I'm worried that a larger deck might dig into the dirt when mowing this lengthwise. The floating deck units in my price range (<2000) generally look pretty rough, and the addtional parts and problems (looks like more stuff that would need fixing) would not be worth the improvement in QOC. Has anybody had any luck with a larger fixed deck WB on a rolling lawn?