I have been thinking about a rider. Are they really effective at there high speeds like 8-15 mph can you do a nice cut at those speeds or are those mostly transportation speeds ? I had though about switching from gear drive walk behinds to 1 36" walk behind 52" hydro and a 61" rider....sounds great and all but if you cant cut at a high rate of speed then they arent any better because sitting down all day will hurt your back. So in all honesty can you really cut at those high rates of speed. Almost sounds like its better to stick with standers and walk behinds.