***My apologies - I just noticed the homeowners forum, and I reposted there. Mods - please feel free to delete this post from this specific forum. Apologies again everyone*** After months of researching ztr's and which one I was going to buy with my 3-4K budget (I planned on buying a new residential mower such as Ariens Ikon, Cub Cadet Ultima, etc.), I'm now strongly leaning towards a used commerical WB instead (with sulke or proslide), as I can get far more bang for my buck plus perhaps save some cash to boot...and probably get a better, faster cut. My question is, am I making the right choice? Also, the overwhelming majority of used WB in my area are Exmark Vikings, with a few Snappers available as well. Thus I'm guessing I'll end up with a used Viking if indeed I go the WB route. Any thoughts on buying a used Viking with, say, 500-1000 hours on it also would be appreciated. Finally, ideally I'd like a mower that is a nice striper as well. Are Vikings (or other WB's) known for their striping capabilities and/or is it possible to add a striping kit in conjunction with. Sulke? Also, if I go through with a WB, I'll be the only homeowner in my entire community with a WB, but what the heck - if I'm getting a better cut with less time spent, that's fine with me. Thanks in advance for the help.