Man what a difference in the quality of cut between 52 and 48 the Lesco deck. Just finished mowing 4 properties with the new 48 inch deck and was actually impressed. The old 52 was so flexible (400 hrs) that the cut was awful. Had to double cut to make it even presentable. Upside now is have a 48 with 17 Kaw electric start. Amazing what the couple of extra horse power will do for you. All I need now is the cover for the top.