I'm looking into buying my first 48" rider and need help. I'm looking at Lesco, Scag and Exmark. I've all but ruled out lesco from what I've read, so that leaves scag and Exmark. The most important thing to me is quality of cut, I want it to stripe like a ball field. I know you can buy a stripping kit for a 52" Exmark, but I only want a 48" mover. My question is have any of you actually compared these two mowers together and with what results? Does anyone own one of these mowers that can tell me about the quality of cut? Thank you in advance for your help.