Ok, Im currently running a dixie chopper ztr and am considering switching over to a scag ztr, because there is no doubt that the scag has a dang near perfect cut. The dixie chopper just doesnt leave that "precision" cut look. Here is the problem. The dixie chopper dealer is a class act that will go out of his way to fix anything wrong with the mower. He is a small dealer that i have gotten to know quite well over the years. He is about 5 minutes from my house but in the opposite direction of all my routes, and he is the only dixie dealer in the area. On the other hand, there is 3 scag dealers within minutes of all of my routes. One has good service though you seem to wait in line about 20 minutes before you get helped, and the other two are pretty good, and they all have a huge inventory of spare parts in stock. Still none of them know me as well as the "small" dixie dealer, and it is not on as much a personal type level. Scag is the better mower without a doubt, i mean you cant beat the cut, compared to the dixie chopper. The dilemma is not which machine is better, but rather sacrificing the small dealer with big service, for the big dealers with small service. I wish the dixie dealer sold scags, then there wouldnt be a problem here. Oh well, its like the saying goes, "you can wish in one hand and cr*p in the other, and see which one gets filled first". So what would you guys do???????