Well, I drove some more mowers yesterday. First was a beat up Kubota ZD25 (I think). The ride was nice, but it was in pretty bad shape. Then I drove a 600 hour ZD326. I liked it, but for some reason I wasn't super excited about it when I got off. Maybe it had something to do with the whole feel of that dealer. I left there and went to the Gravely dealer where I drove a demo 260 and talked to them about getting a 472. If I was going to go gas I probably would get the demo 260. However, after discussing it with the wife I think we are going to keep our eyes open for a used 997 in our area. There are some online in our price/hour range so it should just be a matter of waiting until one shows up near us. I was really hoping I liked the Kubotas better, but for some reason I like the layout and the controls of the 997 better. I also already know the people at the local JD dealer and I drive past it twice a day, so that helped the decision too.
Anybody have a clean 997 with 500 hours or less for sale?