I have tried matching each brand of zero turn to be fairly comparable . JD 930m /60" 7 iron, Kawasaki 801 $8400 exmark laser s, 60", Kawasaki 801 $8279 ferris is2100z, 61" Kawasaki 801 $8159 scag cheetah 61", Kawasaki 850 $8540. over 15 years I have owned a JD997 M yanmar diesel, Ferris is2100 Kawasaki , and a is3200 briggs OG. I'm not a commercial type guy, but cut about 4 acres of lawn weekly, and 3 acres of pasture type bi weekly or monthly. I have had zero problem with any of them engines, trans, or workmanship. one exception was the is2100, had a bad welded deck from factory which was replaced under warranty. i never put many hours on them. i have heard good things about all of these brands. it seems the manufactures watch each other, and price close to each other. comparing the weights of these, are all within 190 pounds of each other, with high JD 1365lb, low exmark 1175lb. all dealers are 40 minutes for less. i have never needed dealer service. with equal hours and care, which of these have the highest resale? which has the best air cleaners? all of these are used in the area about equally, none dominate this market. any thought or ideas are appreciated !