I have ran a search on this but have found no direct comparisons. The way I understand it this is the Chevrolet vs. GMC type of situation. The product is the same but trim packages are the difference. I know the deck on the Exmark is deeper than the Z Master. Other than that what are the differences and what difference does the deck depth make. I will be getting the EFI whichever way I go. I am getting rid of my Grasshoppers (3) to switch to one of these models. My local dealer handles Toro's and has been able to give good service. The Exmark dealer is about 45 minutes away. Local dealer has the best price by about $400. Any thoughts?