I've narrowed it down to these two brands. FYI, I looked at Exmark and Scag, but dealer is much farther away and VERY unwilling to show their mower. Seemed as though I was bothering them. Therefore...they are OUT. I have only two local dealers one sells Gravely, the other sells Hustler. I know the owners of both. They are both within 10 minutes of my house, both do reputable service, both very accomodating. They both offer loaners if mine would be in for service. Both are willing for me to demo this Monday. The three mowers I am considering are: 1) GRAVELY 152Z (23hp Kawasaki), 2) GRAVELY 252Z (26hp Kawasaki LC), 3) HUSTLER Super Z (52"/25hp Kawasaki). The 152Z is around $7200 out the door, the 252Z is about $8300 out the door, the Hustler is about $7920 out the door. I am demoing a 148Z Monday (no 52's in stock until late next week) and a Hustler Z 52" head to head. I know this will influence my decision greatly. I have talked to people that have bought from both dealers and all are pleased. I have searched many threads and have seen good and bad experiences with both. I've never run a ZTR much at all, so this is all new. I'd like to here from people with real world experiences that can give me some information. Thanks in advance.