i have a jd 737 and a hustler 60" both are fairly new. the jd cut is supreme, the hustler is faster. the jd mulch kit is a headache to change but it is the best mulcher i have ever own. the jd even stripes without a stripe kit. the hustler does a better job on rough lawns where getting the job done is more important than the quality. both are excelent mowers.