I have had a Exmark Turf Tracer HP 48"/17Kaw and an Exmark Lazer Z HP 52"/23Kaw when I was cutting on the side for 5 years. I have since sold both mowers. Now realizing I wish I had kept one, I need a mower for home use. My closest Exmark dealer is 50 mi away. A very good Scag dealer is 5 mi away and I believe they are priced about the same as the Exmark. In reality, I would assume that cutting only my 1 - 1.5 ac. yard as well as my parents I should have no service needs so I do not know if dealer location should be a consideration. I prefer a walkbehind to help with the cost. I have decided on a 48" cut and I like the looks of the Exmark ECS although I have never used it. What would be your recommendation as a personal mower? Exmark, Scag, hydro, non-hydro. There is also a Husky dealer in town and I believe they are much cheaper but I do not know much about them. I just know that I want something dependable, built to last, and that will save me time compared to a "residential" quality mower. Let me know your thoughts and recommendations.