We are to the point where we need to add a small framed ZTR to our fleet. Lot's of condo complexes with landscapes and various other things to maneuver around. I just figured that I would go buy the JD 717A and be done with it. I went to the dealership to ask about availability and pricing and stumbled across the Encore Z 42" with 17hp Kawasaki engine. This mower looks to be really solid and seemed to perform OK (albeit in the parking lot without blades turning). The price I was given was $4900 plus tax and that is $1100 cheaper than the JD. Does anyone have any experience with the Encore Zs, good or bad? I already did a search and it didn't turn up much on the subject of the 42" Z.