I have just started in this business part time last year. Having more customers this year I need to get a ZTR. I am not interested in walk-behinds. I posted i before regarding Gravely's new 34z at $4000. It's only 34". Most my lawns are small but I'm looking for 1/2 to 3/4 acre residential lawns. I took ( Bruce I think it was ) the advise and started looking at 42 to 44 inch ZTRs (no bigger). Money is tight as I plan to pay cash. I looked at encore ... but they seemed on the lower end of quality. Gravely has a 44" at $6500. I went to Wiengartz (dealer) and they had a Lazer CT - LCT4418KC for $4999 (44") . But the engine is a 18 hspr Koehler - SINGLE NOT TWIN . It is a lower profile and smaller casters in front and a little smaller frame that the Lazer HP. Has anyone used this commercially? What do you think about the 18 not being a twin piston? Now the Lazer HP LHP4417K is a little beefier (bigger casters) and frame with a twin 17hspr Kaw. It also has a better seat and a better air filter and still a 44" cut ... but it is $6499 (list is 7214) and I can get a free Redmax EB7001 backpack blower worth $500 or the cash ... $375.00. It's a stretch to buy the HP ... the CT would save me some cash. What do you experts think? The Gravely is the same as the Lazer HP ... so I'm leaning towards the Exmark .... help is needed.