I have been reading this forum for a couple months now, and I appreciate all the info provided by all of you experts in mowing. I mow about 5 acres and want to purchase a ZTR in the spring. From reading the past threads, I really feel a Toro SFS deck will be the best for our climate. I don't plan on mowing in the rain, but our grass here (northern NY) is very heavy and moist, usually all summer. However, my Exmark dealer who is 50 miles away advises he has an Exmark 23hp Kawi, 52 deck (demo with 10 hrs) he will sell for 6100, he wants 7000 for a new one. Is an Exmark's deck able to mow in heavy, wet, grass as well as the Toro's? Is that a good price?