Ist off, want to say that I've never had the opportunity to speak with a "factory guy". It does swing the purchase pendulum a bit more one way... Looked at a 36" WB belt Pro150 today. 2001 model i believe. 14 hp kawi. $2100.00 Was wondering the MSRP, i am sure this is a good price, but just wondering. This dealer is 2hrs from my home tho, am going to see if one locally is in ballpark. Also, how much is mulch kit?? And will double blade set up fit this?? Thanks, nice forum..