I was at my local Stihl dealer today looking at edgers and trimmers and he also sells bobcat mowers. I looked at the ZT-219 48". I can't find any where about the blade tip speed or how they cut. They are about the same amount the deere is $6,300 (717A) and the bobcat is $6,500. At my full-time job the company that mows uses john deere so I know what the cut is like and after they get finished it looks like carpet. My question is which one would ya'll go with. The bobcat dealer said that he has sold a bunch of them so far but who knows. I don't here much on bobcats on here much so I wanted to know which one is better than the other.