I've been looking at and researching ztr mowers mowers for about two weeks now ( some of you may have helped me out on this site-Thanks!). I'm a homeowner mowing 3 1/2 to 5 acres a week ( my father -in-laws property and mine- we're neighbors, as well as two of his retired friends places). Price is a consideration but I didn't want to skimp on the quality of a machine. Anyway, I demoed two units today that are top on my list- the Scag Tiger Cub 20 hp Koh/48" and the Yazoo/Kees 23 Koh/52". Pros and Cons (as I saw them today): Scag- $5995; very helpful and reputable dealer Pros: -controls were a bit stiffer than the kees, but responsive and smooth. It was easy to make small adjustments in travel and around things. -had a VERY solid feel to it and slighlty better ride to it. I have a very bumpy yard (not what I'd call a properly finished lawn) and it did not throw me around as much. -Gave a beautiful stripe. Maybe because it has two wide anti-scalp rollers that end where the tires begin, but whatever, my yard never looked so good. -Speed. Not a huge deal to me, but top end was faster than the Yazoo/Kees. Can't really mow at that speed in my yard at top speed anyway. -Didn't leave any grass standing, even when cutting fast and going through areas with lots of stemy clover. Cut looked nice and clean. Cons: -Sure footed enough, but did slip sideways when mowing crossways on hill. -In morning on slightly wet grass it seemed to clump some of the clippings- created what I guess you pros call a wind row. In addition, even on dry grass the clippings weren't near as fine as from the Yazoo and wood lay on top if the grass was thick at that spot. -Underside of deck loaded up terribly. When I lifted the deck to clean it I couldn't beleive it. It sort of created its own "mulch kit". There was actually three distinct donuts of grass under there, each almost as deep as the deck itself. -There's no anti-scalp roller in the middle of the deck- only one on each end. This matters big time on my mogully yard. Would have to weld on a bracket and mount one. Yazoo/Kees 23/52: $5700; very good dealer only 12 miles away Pros: -Seems to be very heavily built machine. A lot of engine and inches for the money. -Cut REALLY well. The clippings were much finer than the Scag. In fact, at most spots you couldn't hardly see the clippings. Very good dispersal and they must have just fallen through the grass. However, I didn't have the opportunity to try it on wet grass- that comes tomorrow. -Much steadier on our one hill than the Scag. The tires are 1" wider and set further apart. The stance is actually almost 7" wider than the Scag. -Lots of anti-scalp rollers (6) and provisions to mount one under the deck in back of the center blade. -Deck was quite clean after cutting. Only mild buildup around baffles. In fact the Yazoo had donuts of paint above the blades- no grass at all. Cons: -Had a bouncier ride than the Scag. Maybe a bit more difficult to control-nothing problematic though. -Controls not as responsive. I found it much more difficult to do a smooth 3 pt. turn. I could do them in one almost seamless motion with the Scag. -Less trim edge than the Scag. Only a little over 5" from the left front caster compared to about 7" for the Scag. However, the deck is only about an inch away from being flush with the rear tires on the Y/K. I felt both mowers were very good, high quality units. The control issue on the Y/K isn't bad, you just have to move the levers more to get the same response. The 52" cut on the Y/K is nice, but the overall compactness and maneuverability of the Scag was noticeable in tight spots (my father-in-laws...lots of obstacles). Any input you pros have I would greatly appreciate. Since I don't mow for a living, I'm not sure what points to put the most weight in. Thanks a bunch.