It wasn't by design or intentional but it happened. It just all fell in place like a simple 10 piece puzzle. I had spoken with another fellow who had bought a Husqvarna ZTH similar to mine from a dealer in Opp, Alabama (J.R.s). With my Husqvarna dealer being across the street I didn't pick up on this dealer during my previous review process several weeks ago. He had told me what he had paid for a 25hp 52"....while I had paid several hundred more for my 23hp 52". The Opp dealer was actually selling the 61" Husqvarna's for about the same as my dealer across the street was selling the 52". I just thought I had gotten a good deal. Friday afternoon the commercial lawn maintenance man that takes care of our business lot was in my office. He had just came from across the street talking about how high the Husqvarna's were. He wanted the one that was priced at $7995 but thought it was a bit high. So I'm sitting here thinking in my mind.... what if I offered him my unit for $7000 (I had $6831 with tax, in mine + the mulching kit which I wasn't using - $143 with tax...my unit had 14 hours on it so it was practically brand new)....then I could go purchase a 61" from the Opp dealer. Of course I was concerned about how far the dealer was from me (30 miles). But, I was willing to live with driving the short distance for warranty service if I could get the larger machine for almost the same money. So, I made the offer to my lawn man and he took it off my hands that day. $7000 and it was gone. He is a very happy fellow. I get up Saturday morning and ride over to J.R.'s in Opp. Met the dealer (Joe). I couldn't believe the business this guy has. Remarkable to say the least. At any rate, I'm looking at the Husqvarna 61" and see a 61" Grasshopper sitting over at the end of the line. I had considered one of these in my initial review but it was priced too high from another dealer. Considerably higher. So just for curiosity sake I ask him to give me a price on it. He quoted me $7100. I took it home with me. $7330 tax included. So I end up with a 25hp Kohler Command Pro with a 61" Bahia cutting deck for $330 more than what I collected for the Husqvarna. Ultimate cost=$7305 tax included. Now in comparing the GH with the Husqvarna....realizing this really isn't comparing apples to apples because the Husqvarna was only 23hp and 52" cut. The GH has a coil spring suspension seat with more padding. (Nicer cover too!) After using it for a couple of hours Saturday afternoon I could quickly tell the difference between the rides. It's amazing what you can find out about these ZTR's just by getting them home and using them on your own property. I was amazed at how my 225lbs glided on the GH. A much better ride. This was the biggest difference I noticed. The springs make a huge difference not to mention the side panels on the seat itself. Naturally the GH cut more area since it was wider. The quality of cut was comparable. I can't say one is significantly better than the other. Suffice it to say, if it cuts bahia respectably then it cuts very good. Both units leave a good looking and very satisfying cut. The discharge chute on the GH is tapered better so that it doesn't scrape the ground as much at a slight angle like the Husqvarna did when cutting at 2.5". However the GH chute is fixed and does not give as the Husqvarna did. It would at least flip up if you hit something with it. The standard blades are thicker on the GH at .250 vs. .203 on the Husqvarna. Maybe they will last a little longer, I don't really know. The GH is more aggravating to adjust the neutral position than the Husqvarna was. It is more complicated to me. It appears the deck adjustment on the GH will be easier to adjust than the Husqvarna was. Actually I don't even know if the Husqvarna was adjustable. I haven't adjusted either so I can't for certain verify this but the GH looks simple. The GH is not as fast as the Husqvarna. Don't know if it's just my unit but I could definitely tell it was not as fast at wide open. Not that I use wide open that often. The GH seems like it steers differently on any kind of slope. If I'm sloping left then I have to compensate and vice-versa for right sloping. (Maybe better explained in if I'm on a straight line and go into a slight slope the GH will pull left or right with the slope.) The Husqvarna steering did not do this. Again it may just be my unit needs better adjusting, not absolutely sure yet. However all in all the GH seems to steer smoother than the Husqvarna on flat ground. The GH has a foot assisted deck lift. Didn't really realize how nice this feature is until I used it several times. The GH parking brake is next to the drivers seat instead of down beside the deck.....while the controls are next to the drivers seat instead of down between my legs. The GH's Kohler 25hp is a little quieter than the 23hp Kawasaki to my surprise. The GH has a hinged flip up foot rest vs. the Husqvarna's 2 thumbscrews. The GH has only one gas tank while the Husqvarna had 2. I like the 2 better. If I ran out of gas I could flip the lever and go fill up the empty tank. Now if I run out I'm walking to the gas tank we have. I will have to make sure I fill up each time before I cut to make sure I don't run out of gas. Parts and service for both are about the same cost according to the dealer. And finally the GH requires less frequent user servicing than the Husqvarna. All together I learned I can't really compare models unless I bring the unit home and use it for a couple of hours. Testing at the dealership is not the same. Oh yeah, I forgot the most important part. The color! hee hee lol The big orange is gone! No more Tennessee orange, or Auburn orange, or Florida orange, or Tony Stewart orange. Thank goodness. My wife ragged me about this. You see, she's a big Jeff Gordon fan and we are both B I G BAMA fans. ROLL TIDE ROLL !!!!!!!!!