maybe I need my eyes checked.
I'm looking at the pieces at my dealership and I'm not seeing a huge increase from 7 years ago when I got into the business. I'm also not seeing another mower on the market that screams quality over any other brand.
I have exmark, toro, scag, walker and wright stander available to me. exmark and toro are the cheapest in price of this brands. and the others don't scream anything that makes them any better than the toros and exmarks I use that would make me pay the higher price. I see a similar quality of cut in all of them.
if you ask me what's high priced I'd say scag, wright stander and walker. I can't find a mower in any size of any those brands for under $10k.