Does it really pencil out? I run two TT and have one as a back-up. I probably put 700 hours a year on each of the two primary mowers. I can buy a Tiger w/ 250-500 hours for 5k at the right time... I can sell it a year later for 4.5k-5k w/ 700 more hours. Down time seems to be the same. I never even break a belt on my Tigers till 1300 hours. How can I justify spending 10k on a mower when the down time is the same? Especially if you have a back-up mower guaranteeing no down time. Dealer service is the same either way... buy it from them or not. My buddy bought an 04 Tiger w. 250 hours for 5k. I have bought an 04 Tiger w. 450 hours for 4.5k. I am about to buy another '06 Tiger w. 550 hours for $4850. It just makes sense to have no depreciation.