Ok, I'm driving myself nuts trying to decide here so maybe you guys can help me out? I'm about to buy my first new ZTR. I have finally narrowed it down after hours of shopping, after reading the threads in the search engine and all the literature I can find - which I have stacks of now), and demo'ing a Deere 757, a Gravely 260Z with the 27 Kohler, and a Toro 557 (I think that's the model number) with the 27 Kohler. (No Scag dealer close by which is disappointing.) All are close in price with the exception of the Exmark - it's about a grand higher. The Exmark and the Toro look nearly identical which is odd but the decks I am told (by the EM dealer) are vastly different. The Deere is a tank as is the Gravely but the lack of greasable spindles on the Gravely has me concerned. Both however mowed extremely well, even in wet grass that was about 15" tall. The Toro was decent enough but seemed a little shy on power (it was a heavily demo'd piece though) although it was rated the same as the others. It also seemed to have the harshest ride of the lot. Did not get a chance to demo the E/M. The Deere dealer is also bringing out a demo 777 but the only one he has in stock is the 72" version but he can have me a 60" version by early July. Help? Which one of these has done the best for you? Why shouldn't I buy any particular one of these mowers? All have local dealers with what appears to be reasonably good support. There is a Dixie dealer nearby as well but I'm told he's not that great on support and I don't particularly care for the look of the unit. I am also told a Dixie's ride is extremely harsh (by Dixie owner/operators). Engine-wise, I like the Kawasaki units (both air and liquid) and am seriously considering the L/C version of the Kaw motor. Opinions? Your 2 Cents?