I need advice what to get, a 700 series Grasshopper or a Scag. I am considering a 729T (29hp) with the a 3cyl Kubota Gas engine and a 52 inch deck (to start), or A Scag Wildcat/Turftiger 52" with either the 27hp Kohler on the Turftiger 52" or the Wildcat with the 26hp Kawasaki liquid cooled motor. I own a scag and a walker. I do 90% residential lawns, medium size and up to 1 acre. I dearly love the front mount cut of the walker. The durability and power of the small scag are something I've come to rely on. I had never heard of Grasshoppers until a friend of mine recently recommended them for the front mount deck and durability that he had personally seen them demonstrate. I've read here that people seem to love or hate Grasshoppers. They are all FREAKIN HEAVY. For example, A 727 series (Kohler 27hp) with a 52" deck and a mulch kit is 1,280 pounds. A 729T (Kubota 29hp gasoline) 52" is 1400 pounds. A Scag Turftiger 52" is 1250. A Wildcat is 1120. Scags are almost universally regarded as Tanks with an excellent cut. The Grasshopper is a front mount... using the same motor as Scag in some cases. I don't know anything about Kubotas. I love Scags.. but the thought of a large front mount deck makes me drool. I have demoed a 52 inch Wildcat, a 61 inch Turftiger... driven a 61 inch 727 Grasshopper briefly, and will demo a Grasshopper with a mulch kit in a couple of days. I'm looking for any advice or experience you may have to offer.