This is my first post, and I want to say thanks to all those who contribute to this forum. About 6 weeks ago I realized it was time to retire my old 48 ZT Country Clipper and search for a new mower. Reading this forum has been a great help in deciding what I should look for. I have looked at the Dixie, Scag, and Exmark based upon your opinions and liked them all. I am not in the business but have to mow approx. 8 acres weekly in South Florida on the weekends. It seems the older I get the less time on a mower the better. After considerable research I agree that there is no perfect mower, but had decided that the 27HP LC, 60" Exmark Lazer was my best choise. Then.... I ran across a local dealer who has the Bunton / Bobcat line. He has a new Bobcat ZT-331 - a 31HP Daihatsu, with a 72" Electric deck lift. He offered this unit at $8,500 which is exactly what the Exmark was offered to me. The Bobcat is not a flashy as the Exmark but seemed very well built and the same Exmark unit would cost over $11,000.00 If any of you have the same Bunton/Bobcat mower or experience with them to give me an opinion as to worth, quality, etc. compared to the Exmark, it would certainly be appreciated.