So I am going to be buying a new ZTR this week. I am looking for an end of the season deal. I am currently thinking of either a Hustler mini Superz with a 52" deck (not the xr-7) and the 24hp honda $7000 Exmark Lazer Z HP with the 56" Triton and the 27HP Kohler. $7300 I am very happy with my Older Lazer Z 52 Trivantage with a 25 kohler, I really like the cut of the exmark, I have heard the complaints about the cut of the triton deck, but supposedly the blade speedup kit and extra baffle or whatever should cure most of those problems. On the hustler I liked the smaller footprint, but the clamshell bagger option will not work for me, I need to get the grass into the truck, so the 2 bagger ultravac seems like a better option, also the size of the discharge chute on the Hustler was ridiculously small, and the 4" deep deck didn't seem to be enough. The larger hydro pumps the oil cooler, and the suspension seat on the hustler also were nice, as well as the flexfork option. But due to the bagging issues I think I am going to go with the Exmark, is that a good price, the reason I am buying now is the end of the year price, and unfortunately there is no grass left to test out either of the mowers on.