I'm buying a new mower in the next 48 hours. I messed around on buying my neighbors Scag and he has another guy inline ahead of me now to buy it, but this guy won't give him an answer until he can test drive it, but thats been 2weeks now because of weather and I've got cash in hand time to go buy something. If the deal falls through here are my two other options I need help with: 2006 Gravely 260 25hp Kawi less than 300 hrs 60''cut Xfactor. Also has lots of options like upgraded seat, and hydraulic deck which I'm undecided about until I use it. Guy says it takes him 2.75hrs to mow 4 acres with it, which seems a little slow to me. 2008 John Deere 727a 54'' 23hp Kawi with less than 100 hrs. Like new, has 7iron 2 deck. Both have good dealers in my area. I'm trying to run mulch kits as much as possible. The JD will still fit through the opening of my 12x24 shed without putting on a new door. But that is not a huge purchasing decision. Most of my yards are between 5k-20k sq ft but am starting to get larger properties. Both mowers are priced considerably lower than what I would be buying the Scag for. Also if anyone has a good deal on a 60'' Exmark ZTR for around $5k I would be interested.