Today I recieved a flyer from Lesco it says "INVENTORY CLEARANCE" for as low as $5995 I can get a Viper 54" with a 23hp kow. Or a 60" cut Viper for $6195, both are air cooled. I personally like Exmark and have only heard good things about their equipment. I priced out Exmark today and WOW what a difference in price! Exmark wants $7999 for a 60" rider with a Kohler engine (25 hp). Why such a difference? Is Exmark that much better? Should I go air cooled or liquid? Kow engine or is Kohler fine? I will buy a new rider this year end and I need to know if that extra $money$ is worth paying. Also Lesco is offering No Payments until 4-1-2001. I have the money to buy but I have never owned a rider and have no idea which one is the better quality mower. It's funny but with Lesco right in my neighborhood, I don't see a lot of their equipment out on the road. Could this be a sign?? Any comments will be concidered.