got all my prices today i can get a 04 exmark for $5100 i can get a 05 hustler for $5200 both machines are 48" 17 horse kawi's hydros with electric start. what can you guys tell me about these two machines. both dealers seem to be very good as far as customer service goes. and they are both about 15 min from my home. is the hustler heavier than an exmark? i don't want to be sinking in. which is kinda the reason i'm buying a walk behind. he told me the hustler weighs 675. i'm not exactly sure what the exmark weighs.