I am just starting out and don't have any yards yet. I want to have good equipment to get started (I have a murray rider now LOL). I looked at the Scag Wildcat yesterday, and the Dixie Choppers Coatsville last week. I haven't looked at the Hustler yet. I was looking at the 52" models in all of these brands, but there is not much price difference in the 61" on the Scag. I like features of all three, but just don't know where to go from here. Anybody with experience with these brands, feel free to jump in.