Hey guys, made a trip up to the factory Saturday, and got to see BB's new toy at the open house. They are trying out the 37hp Kawasaki on a prototype to start producing on their aos models. If they do this, I will gladly be picking up that series mower for myself. They currently offer the 27hp lc on the series now, but I like the 26hp lc Kawasaki Lightning for the $800 difference in price. I was a little nervous on picking up the 35hp Vanguard in that series, but I know the Kawa's are rock solid. It will prolly come in at under $10000 and prove to be a serious contender in the market, I will let you guys know if they decide to go that direction. I am currently running the 31hp Kawasaki on my 60" Lightning and love it. The cool thing about the prototype was that it was in the enviroguard propane set-up, and I am seriously thinking about trying out propane due to the waaaay cheaper price. Propane is $2.30 a gallon here currently, a pretty big difference in the soon to be $4.00 gas price.