Grasshopper makes a really well designed and long lasting machine. Nationwide, you will find many cities, counties, and schools using Grasshoppers because they are so durable and easy to maintain. Most of these places have to keep their machinery operating 7 - 10 years, and that is easy with the Grasshoppers.
I have owned and or sold Grasshoppers for 19 years and think they are onwe of the best ZTR's on the market.
I have demoed Scags several times, and never bought one. Every one I tried rode like a tank and beat me to pieces. I will take a Grasshopper any day over a Scag.