I didn't mean there would be a difference in the QOC, but that each machine would handle different enough to possibly make a difference in production for you.
I wouldn't buy a Cheetah for the speed. It's rare that the average LCO has enough open spaces to take true advantage of it anyway. I do like the platform on it for comfort though.
The only other issue is as you've already noted- the engine options are limited. Personally, I like a bigger engine than that offered on the TC. You may not always need it, but it's nice to have when you do, and it's better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it. IME, a larger engine doesn't always use more gas since they don't have to work as hard to cut the same grass. Plus, if you are steadily growing, you may soon find that you need