I had a trailer and the equipment in it stolen a month ago. I was contemplating buying a used scag vride 36" and did a tested ride with it the other day. The engine was extremely strong and it seemed almost too strong for a the size of the mower. I was impressed with the cut but the durability and feel of the machine was not to my liking. It seems like a lot of the scag v ride owners have taken off the knee pad thingy and weights that are on top of the deck off. Why modify if its such a good machine? Also, the rear tires were pretty small for the size of the mower and it was quite long compared to the wright. We had a 36" fixed deck wright and a 48" wright stander x that were stolen with the trailer so maybe I'm biased on the wrights. We are almost done here in the Chicago area and could wait till next spring to look for another stander but with the cheaper price Wright is offering now and the need for a new stander for this trailer I've decided to buy the new Wright stander I. What I've heard is that it's basically the same machine as the rapid height but has the aero core deck. Wasn't a huge fan of the mulching of the aero core deck on the stander x. It had a lot of blow out picking up leaves but we never really tried to fix the problem with pitch or blade types etc. I would buy the fixed deck again but we are trying the I this time because we adjust heights a lot during the season and this makes it easier than changing the washer heights. We're picking it up tomorrow and we'll give it a go. I'll let you all know of my opinion of the machine. Funny thing happened when I asked the dealer if he had a price on the I and he said he never heard of it till I asked. This guy is a salesman at a big dealership. I told him I wanted to buy the Wright I and he got on the phone with wright and low and behold they had two 36" in stock. Pretty funny.