I've narrowed my choices down after demoing nearly every make out there (that has a dealer reasonably close) to the following five units. Deere 777 - 60", 27HP Kaw Liquid Cooled - $7695 Hustler Super Z - 60", 27 HP Kohler Air Cooled (Demo - 50 hours) - $6650 Grasshopper 227/61 - 61", 27HP Kohler Air Cooled - $7785 Exmark Lazer Z - 60", 27HP Kohler Air Cooled - $7395 Toro Z-Master 555/557 - 60", 25HP Kaw or 27HP Koh (both air cooled) - $7500 The Hustler has a great price and I would get full factory warranty. Just wondering if you guys also would go that way or would you still buy one of the others. My ranking of choice is: 1st: Hustler Super Z 2nd: Deere 777 3rd: Exmark Lazer Z/Toro/Grasshopper - all equal, the Toro dealer is closest but the other two dealers aren't that much further. Quality of cut after demoing was that the Grasshopper and the Deere did the best but all were fairly close. The Deere handled taller, wet stuff best of all of them but the others did a great job on normal turf/grass height cutting it to ~3". The Hustler did seem to lose some vacuum and missed a few straqglers at higher speed and at a higher deck setting (over 3"). Suggestions? I'm buying today or tomorrow.