I just finished a long demo with a Scag Wildcat (27 hp Kohler/61" deck) - what a NICE, HEAVY BUILT unit. The thing looked and felt like a tank and even the pedal for the deck lift looked heavier than the frame material on some of the units I've tried. Pro's: Solid feel. An outstandingly GREAT cut in heavy, wet grass. Nice operator control layout. HEAVY DUTY BUILD. Smooth controls for the speed adjustments. Ultra heavy duty handle assemblies. Easy to trim with. A strato-lounger seat. NICE ride. Extremely stable on inclines. Loved the deck lift/adjustment assembly - very easy to use and get used to. Con's: Deck did not seem to 'float' as easy as it should, causing it to dig in on a slight rise and scalp, rather than let the gauge wheels carry it on up and over (perhaps a bad setup by the dealer?). Pricey when compared to some other units (but probably worth every penny of it). After the demo, this unit is most likely the top of my list. I'm going to play with an exMark Lazer 27/60" tomorrow or Thursday. Should be interesting. Which way would you go?