I am getting ready to purchase a zero turn and have demoed several. I am down to Grasshopper and Dixie Chopper. The GH seems like a well built machine, but it did leave a few sprigs of grass here and there and I was also very disappointed with it's non striping ability. The DC had a great cut and seemed to handle everything I could throw at it, even at high speeds. It also seemed to have a descent stripe. The only problem is that it seems to be a little cheaper built. I will only be using this machine as a home owner and not commercially. I thought that I would come to the pro's for some advice. Thanks!