I took them both out for a test this week. I have ran Dixie Chopper for 7 years. my current dixie has about 1000hrs on it. and i fed up with this mower. not to mention the only dealer in the area is an hour away. So i plan to buy one of the following 1. Scag TT 61" 29hp LC fuel injected Kaw. $11,800 2. Next Ex-mark lazer z 60" 27hp koler $10,400 3. hustler super z 30hp koler $9600 the hustler is the only one i havent taken for demo yet. i dont expect this mower to preform as well as the scag or ex-mark. maybe it will suprise me! The scag was a tank. the dampners were stiff making it hard to change direction(sore elbows at the end of the day).The ride was great. If you have back problems this mower is for you. the seat comfort is like no other.also it cut like a dream. i put it on a huge 4acre lawn thats fertilized and irrigated. this lawn grows 10inches a week. the Scag ate it up, and left no grass un-cut. I liked the Lazer as well. the deck handled wet grass very well. i just wonder if the 27 koler isnt enough motor for some of my thick yards? the seat is better than some ive been on but its not even close to the TT. Is anyone else worried about the new design of Hydro/wheel motors on the next lazer? if any one can give me their opinion on the hustler super z, i would love to hear it.