I was originally looking at simplicity "home/commercial" mowers. Theyre stuff $6000-8000 was NOT commercial but seemed commercial quality and more heavy duty. I came across financing for 24 mo no interest same as cash so its hard to pass up. My local dealer has a Ferris 1000z which is NOT the suspension model with the Kohler 27hp, only they kawasaki have the suspension. They have one left for $6195. Its usually $ 7299 though. Thats a hell of a discount. The other model was a IS which is the suspension 3000zx which is the 27Hp kohler and FULL independant suspension for $8899.. Which i dont think is a bad price but the 6k range is much more attractive. Both have the same 61" Deck and 27hp kohler engines. Im going to "test drive" both to see how different they are. Any opinions on these? Theyve seem to be highly recommended like Exmark and John Deere.