After weeks of trying to decide I finally bought the JD 997 today. I got the 60 in deck, well it really is a 62 in. I mowed a small pasture to try it out, this thing is a beast!! There is a big difference between my 757 and my 997. I really like my 757 alot!! but the 997 will be for my larger accounts. I will let everyone know how it does I have a 25 acre horse ranch on the list for tomorrow.