I think I may have narrowed my choices down to these two machines. Both are sold by the same dealer, so that is not a consideration. The Kubota is more $$, but by the time I add the suspension seat to the Exmark and given the difference in finance rates (Kubota has great financing) the payments will be about the same. So give me your opinions on why is better than the other. I am looking for a FAST cut, with good ride quality (so I can actually use the speed the mowers can generate). I like the Diesel on the Kubota, but for the light duty I will put a mower through, I don't see fuel economy or engine life being a huge factor for me. I am leaning towards the Kubota, but maybe that's because I like orange (big Clemson fan ), and not really because it is the better mower. So please give me your opinions!