Thanks for the opinions on the 60" vs 72" question. My new question has to do with opinions on the Bad Boy mowers. I have a very good dealer in my area who sells and services them. They look to be extremely well built and use good componets (ie Hydro-gear pumps and motors) along with the complete line of commercial engines. I'm looking at the Lightning model with the 32 hp B&S Vanguard along with the 60" deck. It has suspension on all four corners, a super seat and an electric lift. Two other machines I've considered are the Ferris and Hustler. Let's hear your opinions. Thanks again!