This is my first post and I wanted to first say hello to everyone at Lawnsite.com. I look forward to talking with fellow LCO's in the future. I was given a price of $8645 for a Ferris IS300 Extreme (61") with the 27 HP Kohler. I believe this is a good price, but I want to price check it with other people to see if it really is a good price. Is it? I will either be buying the Ferris or the new Toro Z500 with the same engine. Which do you guys/gals think would cut better in my humid area of Texas? I cut mostly bermuda, St. Augustine and weeds in smooth and rough conditions. Thanks!