New to this site and have been doing a lot of reading. Bottom line, I am looking at buying an Exmark Laser HD, 19HP Kawaski. 46" cut or a Grasshopper 100 series, mid mount with 20 HP Kohler, 48" cut. The price difference is about $700 between the Exmark and the Grasshopper. I have about 2-2.5 acres to cut. I want a mower that will last a long time--maybe the last one. Both machines from what I understand are commercial? Did check the price of a Tiger Cub with 48" cut and 26hp Briggs but it was $1200 more than the Grasshopper. I believe both dealers are dependable with the Exmark being about 30 miles away compared to the Grasshopper which is 10 miles--so dealer is not a big deal. All advice is appreciated.