This is my 1st post please bare with me if it is not correct. I have three old mowers 1988 small kubota yard tractor(13hp) 400hrs, 13 yr old scag 60'' (17hpkaw)1400 hrs, 13yr old yazoo (20hp kohler magnum) 2654hrs. I am 61 years old and tired of always having to work on these machines. I have been talking with people in the lawn service business in my area about the machines they use every day dixie chopper, bobcat, jd, scagg. exmark. The man that has dixie chopper has two and also one exmark. He said if he had it to do over he would not buy another dixie chopper because he has problems with the decks. He would buy bobcat. Another man that has two bobcats said he would not own anything else but a bobcat. John Deere man says not as good as they use to be pay for the name. Scagg man loves his but are quite expensive. I want this to be last mower i buy in my lifetime. I do not want to make a mistake. I have done a lot of reasearch on a lot of mowers (ztrs). Right now I am leaning toward a Bobcat Pro Cat 61'' cut 7084.00 plus tax you can get 25 hp kaw or 27 hp kohler. My old scagg the 17 hp kaw uses too much oil the rings are gone. The yazoo with the kohler that has 2654 hrs still runs smooth it will use one ounce of oil an hour in heavy cutting but the transmission is almost gone. Just on my experience is this still the way it is today the kohler my have a longer life than the kaw? I woulg really appreciate everyones input.