well the deal on the JDgs45 was to good to be true...there was some wear and tear on it....but I have to admit that it was in great shape for a 6 year old commercial wb....anybody in CT who wants an extra wb on the cheap..i could get you the info..it wasn't a bad deal but just not for me...I'd rather go new with a warranty on an exmark metro...now all i have to decide is weather or not to get the 36inch or 48. i don't have any gate issues but I've heard that the 36 will scalp less BUT the 48 gives a nicer cut because of the deck style.... any suggestions..metro 36 or 48???? does one stripe better than the other? I'm going to purchase it on Saturday wish me luck! :blob3: yahoo here comes my exmark!!!! no more days of the troy bilt 33!!!!