I see every mower in my area is a exmark or scag they seem like winners. However I have a 48" Husqvarna ztr with a 17hp Kawi kai engine it seems ok for its first year but did I buy a piece? Whats you take on these things? Also my piece of crap sears trimmer died on me forcing me to get a new one. I immediatly checked out the echo but i hated how it felt very uncomfortable and kinda junky. I bought a 1.2 hp husq I like it I also like my husq backpack blower. The only brand name besides little homeowner brands I have experience with is kubota but I don't think the make small equipment Any feedback?