Hey guys, I've asked a few questions in the past about these mowers. I'll most likely be buying a new mower sometime between today and next March. My current one just doesn't have enough motor or deck depth. I am considering the AS series, 28hp KAW/52" Ultracut deck. I've never run an EXMARK, so bare with me. My question (s): I've noticed a foot pedal. Is it the same as my Hustler where you can raise the deck with your foot? This has come in handy when raising over crests, rocks, turns, etc. How does ground speed compare with my current Hustler Mini-Z (if anyone knows)? I've got a price of $7799 for the above mentioned mower. Does this sound like a good price? Thanks in advance.