Thanks to those who have already helped me in previous posts. I demoed the Scag Tiger Cub and the Lazer HP last week. To be precise Scag 48 21hp Kaw (I would most likely get the 52) and the Lazer HP 52 23hp Kaw. I think most of the standard features speak for themselves, but here is what I noticed/thought... I was only able to put about three hours on each machine over the two days that I had them, we actually had some rain and the conditions werent so great. I was able to run them both in wet grass for a few minutes and the Exmark seemed to cut better than the Cub. On dry grass I didnt really notice a difference in the quality of cut between the two. The Scag seemed to stripe just a tiny bit better but I am sure that putting the stripping kit on the Lazer would solve that pretty darn quick. I didnt see any evidence of the Scag deck actually standing the grass up before it cut it, maybe it has to be set pretty low? At no point did I feel like I didnt have enough power, I felt like I had a lot of power on both. The Cub really impressed me at one account which I do for the city, the grass was rather tall and thick, probably at least 5 to 7 inches in some areas and had some very tall weeds too. It zipped right through them without any problems at all. It is funny because this lot has a old battered vacant house on it, looks terrible, but is the best grass on the street! LOL! I didnt get a chance to try the Lazer out there because the trailer was parked on a major road and was tying up traffic. I am sure it would have done a fine job too! But both machines felt the same on the hills. To me at least the ride seemed to be about the same. I felt that the Scag was very hard to control, I had to put much more muscle into it than the Lazer. The Scag was brand spanking new, zero hours, I thought maybe that might have something to do with it but the dealer didnt think so. I see what people were saying about when you take one hand off the controls of the Lazer it will continue going straight, I thought that was great. The Lazer was much easier to control, much easier to go straight. My only gripe about the Lazer is the fact that you have to reach down between your legs to get to the controls. The Scag is on the left side, easy to get too. But I am sure I would adjust quickly to reaching down. Firefighter pointed out to me in an earlier post that blade rpm on the Scag was 19,400 and only 18,000 something on the Exmark, does this really matter? Will a thousand or less rpm really make a difference and if so what does it mean? For those of you who saw my other posts when I demoed the Ferris IS 3000 and it scalping in spots where I didnt think it should, the Lazer and the Scag went over those same spots no problem. I really do think now that the IS system makes the Ferris scalp more than it should. Another thing to point out this dealer just started selling Scag last week, I was the first person to even talk to him about one, I am wondering if because of his lack of knowledge on the Scag I should stick with Exmark, which he has has been selling for over 10 years. I knew more about the Scag than he did. All in all I am really leaning towards the Exmark. I feel it would fit in very well for me. I have a price of $7399 for the Lazer 52 23hp Kaw, and $7599 for the 52 23hp Kaw Scag. How do these prices sound? What do you guys think? Any feed back from anyone running these machines would be wonderful! Thanks in advance! Hopefully I can make a purchase this week! Funny side note...I got the Lazer stuck in a ditch while doing my own lawn, good thing the neighbor has a big JD tractor, had it out in 30 seconds. Good thing I learned my lesson there and not out somewhere else where I would have to call for a tow!