Thanks for the recent input regarding Scag and John Deere 737. We looked at a John Deere with a 60" cut, 25hp. Also looked at a Scag Wildcat, 61" deck, 27hp. The Scag ($7,400.00) is about $1000.00 less expensive than the JD. Both machines seemed to be solid, but the Scag looked better to us. Also, we have previously purchased a Cub - Tank, 54" from the Scag dealer as he handles both brands.