i started with a scag tiger cub i bought new back in 05 with a 48" deck and 19hp kawi it served me great for 7 years which 6 of them i had gotten all my work from word of mouth only, then i became a real business and started advertising and this june i bought a new cheetah with a 61" deck and 34hp kohler, cash and then 15 days ago i bought the bagger for the cheetah also cash, and haven't looked back since, every time i use the mower and vac the leaves up and cut the lawn i smile because of how good the lawn looks after and how quick i able to get my lawns done which are closer to 15,000 sq. ft. which take 20 mins plus an extra 15 if im bagging. for me the cheetah works exactly like it should, my smallest lawn is 5,000 sq. ft. and i can blow through in 10-12 mins and not empty the bagger once. buy whatever is gonna suit you best financially and business wise.
fully lic. and ins. 10yrs exp.