I am really new to the business and I am just purchasing my commercial equipment. I have looked at Exmark, Toro Commercial, Scag and Hustler. The Scag Tiger Cub seems to be the most durable in my price range and the next is the exmark Lazer HP. (I like the all steel greasable spindles of the Scag). Both have a 19 hp kawasaki. I am moving up from residential equipment I have used in the past. My question is does a Kawasaki 19hp KAI engine have enough power to handle most mowing situations? All of my current accounts are residential and one is 2 acres with lots of trees, leaves, and rolling uneven terrain. Until now, I have been using a residential MTD 16.5 hp Briggs single cylinder (no jokes please) and a decent 21", 6.75 hp Craftsman self propelled with bagger. I just don't want to make a mistake and buy something that won't cut quickly, smoothly and mulch grass and leaves. 19 isn't much higher than 16.5. The dealer says "don't be fooled by the HP number on the engine." Will the 19 hp be able to run through Tifway 419 bermuda and leave a golf course fairway look? Any opinions are greatly appreciated.