You'll find plenty of threads both for and against it. If the yards you are mowing are really that big you might want to look into a full size 32 in or even a 36. If they're just small backyards say less than a thousand square feet then the tm might work for you. Bear in mind they don't seem to be able to take much abuse so if you have employees handling it you might want to think twice. It also doesn't seem to be worth the price for the full commercial Exmark.