I came across the company maintaining Applebee's with the 30 inches, I talked to them to see if they liked it. they said they loved it but use the homeowners model because it's cheaper, and it actually has more horsepower. The Briggs & Stratton is an 8.75 hp, the Kawasaki is a 6.5 hp.
I demoed a turf master, as near as I can tell the only difference between it and the homeowners model is the motor and the personal pace, which I don't know if I would like. Does anybody use the homeowners model?
I also checked online and it looks like I can replace the briggs for about $250?