I have been looking at new mowers, i wish i could afford a turf tiger, and i really like the xmark lazer z in a 60inch, but about 10k out the door. So i go by a toro dealership and see the 500 series. 12 gallon tank, 10mph, 27 kohler, and a sale price of 7200.00? Now i have never owned a ztr, and the only one i have used is my uncles turf tiger "which is a 61 with the 27horse kohler". Does anyone out there know of a better deal than the toro? Does anyone have a 500 series. here is a link. would love to hear your opinions. Is their a huge drop in quality from the master series to the 500 series? P.S. , I know nothing of gravely, great dane, and bobcat. You just dont see them down here in florida. My ears are open to all suggestions though. Maybe except for badboy, the fanatics have turned me off to them by hyjacking every post i have read on this forum where a lawnmower was mentioned. here is a link to the toro 500 series. you can click on specifications for the specifics. I appreciate the wealth of knowledge on this forum.