I need a commercial walk-behind mower. Last year I bought a JD X300 rider but I'm just not happy with the quality of the cut and I can't/won't pay $10k for a ztr. I just don't do the quantity of lawns that would be required to spend that money. So in my quest for the perfect mower I visited my local JD dealer and talked to them about a 7H17 mower. 48" cut, hydro drive, 7-Iron II deck and a price tag of just under $6k after taxes. Ouch, but if its worth it, I could see myself spending the green, sell the X300 and be done with it. But.... I'm looking at Better Outdoor Products and their line of Quick mowers. Seems there is a lot of good reviews from users here. I've looked over the literature on their website and they seem like good quality mowers (and made in the U.S.A. ). I especially like the price. At under $3 grand for the 44" models, I could keep the X300 in case I come across a BIG lawn where a walk-behind would be too inefficient. Now I have a few questions... First, how does the cut quality compare to other mowers, other comm. walk-behinds AND to a "commercial" rider like the X300? How easy is it to navigate? (the only walk-behind I have used was a gear drive and it was definitely cumbersome) I know they sell a sulky that can be used but is it convenient/efficient. Will a 17hp engine run a 44" mower deck and drag my sorry butt around behind it? How well does it mulch. BOP sells a mulching kit, but does it work? I have tried mulching kits for both the JD walk-behind and the X300 and neither worked very well. I've also heard others complain that they don't work well on other mowers as well. How about aftermarket products? Lastly, is there a noticable difference between the Ninja 44 and Samari 44? According to the website 1hp, hourmeter and electric start? Any other comments are welcomed!