I need to buy a mower tomorrow. I have been looking at the 2 for a long time. I am looking at the Lazer HP 23 hp 50" or 56" deck and the JD 727A with the 54" deck, it is also a 23 hp. There are things that I like about both. I really like the console on the Lazer and the fact that you can get a dump from the seat mcs for it. I have heard good things about the deck on the JD too. I will be mowing about 5 residential yards and my yard and my parents yard. Please help with my decision. I am sure it has been discussed and I have searched quite a bit. I will also be using it to mulch mostly and collect leaves in the fall. Also what are the going prices on the 2 mowers? Thanks alot!