Here is my scenario. I can buy a 1999 Walker 18hp MC42GHS with 1000 hrs. on it for 2800.00 or a brand new JD SST 18hp for the same price, but the bagger for the Deere is an extra 950.00. I have to have a bagger no matter what, because all of my 12 accounts want their shavings removed. I am also debating on whether to buy a Ferris HW36KA walk-behind for 850.00 or just a commercial quality JD self-propelled for 500.00 to go along with the rider. Last but not least 12' or 14' landscaping trailer? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.