Hey Ya'll, new here so bear with me. I bought a 2003 cub cadet z-force last july in 03'. With in the first 4 months of owning it to do my customers lawns, well, the deck belts came loose and i had to take it in. Well as i am typing this post, its sitting in the shop for the same problem. AHHH! cant cut grass when thats the only mower i have. I had a ransome/bobcat 48" varible speed commercial mower but it was old, no reverse, and just wasnt what i needed at the time. This cub z-force is an awesome machine. At the time i bought it, price wasnt really the big issue BUT this machine, for the money, had the best features among the comparables. The most impressive thing i loved about it was it had a pivoting front axle and a floating deck which i am very picky about because i hate a scalped yard. The other thing, the controls were on the right side and easy reach in a hurry, unlike some machines which are between your legs. And the width of cut wasnt too terrible bad.44" is plenty for what i need it for. It gives a great cut and NO SCALPING and its fun to ride and i am less tired than walking behind a WB. When i took it to the shop last week i was debating whether or not to sell it and get a "true" commercial walk behind. My choise was a 36" toro proline w/b with the floating deck. Also thought of others and the others were less money but didnt have a floating deck, which i must insist on having because i hate scalped yards. I would like to have a machine, between 2,000 and 4,000 that is 36" to possibly 48" in cutting width and easy to operate, user friendly and that i dont have to put back on the trailer to get another mower off to finish up or cut the back yard if the customer has a tiny side gate. Any suggestions? Sorry about the long post. Hope to hear from ya'll.