I am in Daytona and we don't have a lot of Scags around here. I think it is all how they are marketed in different areas. The dealer that sells Scag is really a John Deere dealer , so you know who they are pushing. Dixie Chopper was huge about 7-8 years back, until the same dealer started pushing Exmarks and now 80% of large services have them. I found that pitch is the most overlooked service on a mower. it makes a big difference.