i dont know if its the same one or not. but my dealer (he sells Exmark too) said they were moving to transaxles instead of seperate pump and wheel motors. grassman - Gravely has made a lot of changes in the last couple of years. i went in to buy an Exmark in the beginning but after comparing the two side by side, the Gravely was the winner. mostly due to Exmark cost being so high. they are both great machines. the new Gravely's are nearly identical to Exmark. the gravely rep even told me that, but i had already seen it for myself. our area here is saturated with Exmarks but we are moving towards Gravely around here. i see more of them replacing Exmark every day here.