Sorry - just reread and saw you are looking at a different Ex-Mark - too long on edit to change:
It looks like the one you are looking at is now the Pioneer Series. I have no dealers near that stock any Pioneer Series; Are they decent? Their specs look pretty comparable to the Hustler with a 48" deck. I'll be talking to my dealers tomorrow. I'll ask about the Pioneers. I had priced out an Ex-Mark LazerZ E series and thought too pricey though not too far off the Hustler once I added the flex forks. The LazerZ E-Series coming in at $6549 plus mulch kit and tax.