I am likely going to buy either a new 72" John Deere 797 or a scag turf tiger and am trying to figure out which would be the better choice. The jd claims to go 0-10 mph, the scag claims "up to 12 mph" but they both have the same engine. The jd uses 7 gauge stamped steel, the scag welds but has a 10 gauge steel top and 7 gauge suport plate - which is better? The scag has "marbain" cutter blades, don't know what the jd has. Any info on which is a better machine would be appreciated. Also,the local dealer wants $10,650 for the jd and $10,900 for the scag - are these fair prices? Thanks y'all.