Its pretty hard to say that about the kubota diesel. Bad boy is the only one that has them beat in price. I paid $12,800 in 2011. Scag was 18k, dixie was 18k+, JD would of been 17k, grasshopper over 20k for the 900's. Also none of the except JD and a wet cluch that is not a wear item, and none of them have as heavy duty of a transaxel system, and none of them as good as of trans cooling system as far as I know. Ya parts are going to be through the roof, but in 1020hrs I've had to replace one deck belt. I think in the next 1000 hrs I might have to replace the drive shaft. That's it.