Thanks again to all who offered me advice on choosing a WB mower (or holding off and just using what I had). I originally posted to "commercial lawn mowing" because I wanted the advice of people who used "commercial" mowers and had a knowledge of their use and quality. The last thread I posted eventually got moved to the residental lawn section Anyway, I chose the Scag SW belt drive 48" with 16 HP Kaw motor. It was delivered Wednesday and I plan on using it today (Friday) I lowered the deck to the lowest cutting position. It was set on the highest level(3rd hole). It wasn't exactly a pleasant experience to do that, but I did it (my wife helped me) QUESTION: I moved all wheel spacers under the front caster wheels to above the wheels after I lowered the deck per instructions I saw on the deck. Was this the right thing to do? I measured the deck from the floor and it's the same all the way around. I'm just trying to get the right set up. Should I have left one spacer below? I don't need to mess with the blades do I? I also moved the anti-scalp buffer to the upper position. It seemed a little low after I lowered the deck. I got the scag because I just couldn't justify the cost of a hydro for my own personal use. The final price with tax was about $3,650 including tax, delivery and setup. I was very impressed with the whole experience. I delt with a professional and everything was as it should be. Another QUESTION: Should I always run the mower at full throttle or 3/4? The manuel says not to engage the clutch at full load (full throttle) but do it at 3/4. My grass will never get so high and thick that I'll need full power when mowing. What do you guys think? Anyway, I'm happy with my choice and again thanks for the advice you all gave me. I'm sure I'll have more questions for you later. Phil.