I guess I have some studying to do.
So far the mowers that look like a good deal to me would be snapper pro, bobcat,gravely, and maybe husqvarna.
Most guys in my area run exmark. I feel like they are a little pricey for what they are. Every now and then I will see hustler and scag. I think I have seen john deere once.
2007 silverado 1500 z71
2009 5X10 Big Tex partially enclosed
2012 Toro 3000 52
2010 21inch honda personal pace
Echo bp 770t
All tools and ppe needed to cut lawns