You will here a ton of suggestion. Everybody likes their brand of mower. CONSIDER THIS!!!!!!!!!!! I went to the expo in Louisville KY in the fall and tested every mower there. I wanted a 60" Wright Stander so so bad. I currently have a Great Dane 61" stander I've had for years. However, I am familiar with the local shop in my area that is the authorized Wright dealer. They put signs on their counter saying how many weeks ( usually 2 to 4 ) the repair shop is backed up. Could you imagine paying $6500 for a mower and having to wait that long for warranty work? My point is check around and see what kind of service you are gonna get when it comes time for parts and repairs.