Yeah, I know, "Not another what to buy thread!", but please bear with me. Keeping in mind that I'm trying to get the most bang for my buck (not some commercial-wanna-be homeowner intended unit), that it would be used primarily on my own 3 acre property, that the budget is as little as I can get away with and still get a good unit, and lastly, that local dealers are getting $4k to $6k for used machines with 500 to 2500 hours and no warranty, I've stumbled upon the two aforementioned mowers that can be had for almost the same price. The Cub would be from a "local" dealer for $5999 plus NYS tax (8%) = $6479. The YK would be from an out-of-state dealer for $5999 plus shipping = $6398. Both mowers come with the same Kawasaki engine; the main difference is in deck size. I've kind of decided, or at least suspect, that a 54" deck would be more than enough for my use (currently have old 3-wheeler with a 61"), and that a 48" wouldn't gain me anything in terms of time, but please correct me if I'm wrong. My problem with the Cub is just that: It's under the Cub umbrella. Yeah I know it's actually a Lesco, but I got burned real bad on my last Cub purchase and consequently, am leary of anything with that label. My concern with the YK is there are no active local dealers. There are a couple of Husky dealers; are parts interchangeable? All that said, which would you go with? I'd appreciate any input you guys might have...Thanks.