I am new to the forum and have been doing alot of reading lately. I am in the market for a ZTR mower. I will be mowing about 8 to 10 acreas with it. In my area the big 3 that you see everybody using are Toro, ExMark, and John Deere. Are you just paying for the green paint with JD and higher repairs? Please give me the plus and minus of each. I have it down to a 52-54" deck and want a 23 hp motor. Please help me out. Also what would you choose Kohler of Kawa? Thanks in advance for the help!