I'm looking at Toro z it has a few more bells ans whistles than the Exmark, bigger fuel tanks, z stand and it has a differnt deck. the big differnce is in the collection systems, Toro has a vaccum and exmarks has blower that robs Hp off deck. dumping the 2 machines, Toro is easyer dont have to leave the seat to dump. The deal has both in stock and the Toro is cheaper too. Storr Tactor (toro distubuter) brought a machine to my job site to demo. I've heard all the ressons why the Toro is better but haven't had any one tell me the Exmark spin on the 2 machines.