I run a fairly small business now having only 2 commercial accounts, and 15 residential!, but in the next few years I have to expand, by purchasing a nice ZTR! But I was stuck on the desicion of what to get an Exmark or a Walker??? So, today I saw a local guy that runs a very large commercial/residential operation, he has 26 accounts in my neighborhood!!!, I have seen him and his crew around, but have never talked to him before, I saw him cutting in the yard butted up to my backyard, so I stood waiting to talk to him on the border of the property, I asked him if he liked his exmark or walker better, he has 3 walkers and 2 exmarks, he said that the exmark is a beautiful built machine, and I love it!, he said "this one is the 26hp carberated model, he said don't go with the fuel injected one because the electronics for the fule injection is underneath, and can get clogged with pine cones etc. very easily, to make a long story short, he said "listen I get my mowers about an hour away from here, and when you get ready to get your mower, i'll take you up their when you go to buy it!!!!! How nice is that, hes a competitor, I couldn't believe how nice he was!! ANYONE ELSE HAVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH COMPETITORS?