Yesterday I met beck at a dealer who had one to demo in their front lawn. So I took it for a spin. It was ok as far a driving it around. Couldn't mow with it. Price was ok, but I wanted to demo one with the Great Dane 52" deck and not the 54" "7 iron". It had a 23hp Kaw, I asked if I could get one with a Kohler 23hp, he said "no" you have to go up in deck size for that Kohler engine. I said thanks anyways, good by. What is up with all the MFG's not offering Kohler's on these mowers?