I was getting my Billy Goat serviced today and I spoke to the owner about the Scag Couger. I told him I was under the impression from Lepco that they were discontinuing this model. He stated that was just a rumor, that they were over stocked by 400 plus machines in a warehouse somewhere. He told me that they were offering huge price reductions. He said I could get one with a 52 inch deck and a 25hp OHV Kohler engine for $7700. He also stated I could get the 52 inch 27hp liquid cooled Kawasaki for $8300. These prices are much less than the Walkers. I have heard that the Scag had some flaws but he reassured me that all the bugs were out. What do the professionals on here think?