We are looking at 50-52' mowers this year and a dealer gave me a price of $7399 for a 50' with a 23 hp Kaw. Does this seem like a good price? We have been utilizing a 52' Bobcat for the past 4 years and I'm afraid the engine ( 19 hp Intek) has seen it's prime. It has about 1200 hours on it which is about the life expectancy for this model of engine. We had a few costly problems with it last year and I believe now is the time to look at something new. We have narrowed it down to 2 mowers and dealers. The first mower is a Procat 48 or 52. Price for the 52 is 6500. The dealer takes great care of us, almost always turning our repairs around in 1-2 days, very little down time. The second mower is the one described above. we have purchased walk behinds from this dealer, but have never had to take them in on an "emergency" basis. Given their volume of business I'm guessing their turn around time is not as fast as my current dealer. My main question is: Is there that much of a difference between the Exmark and Bobcat mowers? We have a 36 metro and love it, but as far as riders we have never owned an Exmark. We are happy with the Bobcat and I believe that with a Kaw. engine it would be an excellent machine. I just want to ensure we are making the best possible long term decision for the money when comparing the options. Thank you for your thoughts.