I had the same issue down here in VA (Sheadoah Valley). I had to go to scag's website and request a demo. My dealer never had any and wasn't planning on getting any. Some people and dealers stick to what they know and don't like to try anything new. I actually went all the way above Lancaster PA to buy my vride. Main thing with standers is it takes awhile to get the hang of them and you won't like them the first time you take it on a slope. Never been on a 61in but the 48in is very good on hills after I removed the front weight. Downside is the kawis like the fuel and that 29hp will be at or above 1.5gph. Best of luck.
Cheetah 61in 34hp
Vride 48in 24hp
Trac vac leaf loader 16hp
Billygoat 1302sp blower
Stihl handhelds/322l & 580BTs husky
2003 GMC C4500 14ft dump
1998 Chevy 1500 Z71 with 8ft EZ dumper
2003 GMC W3500 18ft box cabover
6.5x12 landscape trailer
Jrco leaf plow
Part time for now and solo for now.