Its been a while since I bought a new machine. I made the plunge and bought a Dixie 2001 xwh2400. I owe the credit to the Eric the mechanic at my dealer for convincing me to buy it. I was going to buy the toro, but after test driving the Dixie I was sold. I also owe credit to all dixie owners on this site, if it wasn't for you I don't know which machine I would have choose. Eric "ELM" I can't wait to try double blades. This is my First major purhcase in 5 yrs since I bought my 3 wheel Gravely.