scag and exmark and the standard around here, a few guys will run toro's or bobcats, but i have feeling they don't last as long as scags do. I bought a new scag in 05 had a great warranty, never used it, never needed to, it never had an issue not in 1000 hours. I just recently traded that mower in back in june for my second new scag this time i went with a 61" deck over the 48 i bought the first time around. and i went with a 34hp kohl with a carb. and air cooled which honestly will probably never give me an issue.
fully lic. and ins. 10yrs exp.