I keep looking at different mowers trying to decide what on would be best for me. I have been looking at the exmark 52inch walk behind for some time. I like the new controls and the fact its width matches my Z. It would also alo me to cut in some places I cant take my Z but have a Z sized deck. I also like the deck and striping kit. The dixie chopper I just started thinkg about. We have a new dealer in town and I got a up close look at it. What I like about all my mowers I own is they are built very well using heavy gauge metal on the body and deck. The dixie doesnt look that well built at first glance. How ever I do like its lay out of engine so its very easy to service, also I like the options it comes with and am very impressed with the lawns I see cut with them. I like the side discharge/mulching plate selector from the seat, and the double blade adaptor. As for speed well you go 15 mph down a wet lawn and all your gonna do is tear up the grass when you slide to a stop if your not very careful. The super mulcher with the chains looks like a liability, I could see those link getting weakend very easily and breaking off and costing me big. I also like the stainless contruction. If any on could help this guy make up his mind I would appreciate it. Thanks.