i demoed the exmark ztr 52in 23 kawi the other day while my bobcat ztr was in the shop. i had high hopes for the exmark. i heard alot of good things about it, but never seen or used them on a lawn. i WASNT impressed at all. the main difference i seen between exmark and my bobcat was that the exmark dispersed the grass more out of the chute. i thought the exmark was alot louder while sitting there and i didnt like being so low to the ground. i thought it striped about the same.if there was a big difference between the two i was going to sell the bobcat and by the exmark. not for 7800.00, im keeping the bobcat.