All brands have good their little quirks, I have had excellent dealer support, couldn't ask for any better. The CAT diesel comes with a three year/3000 hour warranty and has options for extending the years if you are a "low" hour user. Basically all the engines on any brand of mower are covered by the engine mfg., most pumps, drive motors, hyrogear units used on all brands are sourced from one or two mfg.'s, most of the differences are in the frame and deck, spindles are sourced from one or two different mfgs as well, there just isn't that much difference, same with the Michigan seats. After using the Gravely, JD and Kubota, the last being Gravely all were great mowers, with the 260z being my favorite and having no warranty issues with it, I can honestly say that after using the BB Lightining Z for two years in very tough commercial conditions it has performed flawlessly. No issues, no broken anything, just normal routine maint. it has lived up or exceeded other brands that have mowed in the same locations/conditions. I don't bash the other brands, don't know why some here think they have to, it just belittle's them. Just because an item is lower in price doesn't mean anything, in BB's case I believe it is due to mfg effencies and they don't have hundreds of dollars built into each unit for marketing. It looks like Husky has got serious about making a quality unit for commercial use, it's going to take a while to overcome the rep they have had especially when at Wal-Mart the signs on the cheapest pos push mower's have the Husquvarna name on them. The sign says Husquvarna, Weed Eater, 149.99 they have a second model 169.99 why would they associate their premium name brand with such a pos, it just creates that perception when people buy that junk and it last them a couple of months, then they say husky is a pos, not weed eater. Husky owns poulan, weedeater, mccullough an several other names, and is one of Wal-Mart's largest suppliers of lawn and garden equipment. I see the name more closely associated with big box retail, Lowes, Depot, Wal-Mart than that of Bad Boy. How much of huskies product is made in China, quite a bit, I don't see how some can bash an Amercian success story in this tough economy, a small start up company, hiring small town American workers to work in their factories, growing at a record pace in relationship to the mower industry. I applaud their efforts, need more companies like them to show American's can build quality, competitively priced equipment.