Went to the baltamore trade show today and looked at all the commercial mowers. The Ferrris looked to me to stand head and shoulders above the rest. Built like a tank, fast, good warrenty, and nice cut. Also it looks as if they are moving in the right direction as a company. The rep was excelent and didn't mind spending time with me and even asking me questions about what I liked about the machine and what I didn't. I jumped up and down on the back side of the machine and the deck didn't move only the frame and seat!!I wondered about scalping with this machine because of the suspension. Dixie chopper rep was not real with it may one too many beers or tired form last nights partying!!!The new chopper with the honda engine and the big wheels looks promising! 7800 dollars for this machine and rep said 13 miles an hour with regular pumps!!!