John Deere 7iron is without a doubt the best. Ive ran scag since 03 demoed a deere in 08 and was just amazed last year here w ky was mostly ran was cutting grass in november never seen the grass like it was last year. Anyway mowed wet grass all last year with no probs at all. Liked it so well sold the tiger cub and bought a 710a john deere with a 7iron 48in deck it does real well to. The one I bought in 08 was a 830.