We have an Exmark dealer here and I know the what to expect with the Laser Z's and I know the service will be good there but not really on a personal level. Then I have a friend that owns a lawn mower shop and handles the Bob Cat line. I have yet to go out and look at them but was just wondering how the Bob Cat Predator Pro would stack up because for one I would be purchasing from a friend and second any the service would be second to none and third he has the Redmax line too I was thinking about. Are the Bob Cats in the same category as the Exmarks or just a Ford vs. Chevy thing? Thanks!