I am trying to make a decision on which wb to buy. I've narrowed it down to exmark, scag or ferris. I already own a 48" Scag belt drive and I'm very pleased with it. It is VERY tough and cuts well with plenty of power from the 17 Kaw. The only complaint is that the belts slip when wet and especially when muddy. But I deal with it. The short story is that this thing is too big for the residential yards I do. I have a few big properties but 80 -90% are small upscale residential. I need a 32" so it will fit through back gates (they all have fenced back yards). I would like to go with Scag again, but I have two questions about them: 1. The 32" does not come with an Advantage deck. Will the standard style deck cut as well as the Advantage? Will it mulch well also? 2. Does the 32" have double wide drive belts like all the others? If it does not, does anybody know how well it will do in wet or muddy conditions? I am considering the other two brands because they are cheaper. But I have questions about them also. Exmark: it only has single belts- will they slip? Does it mulch/cut well? Is it as tough as the Scag? How about spindles- are they greasable or not? Ferris: It has the double wide belts but its deck does not look as tough as the Scag. (9 guage steel?) How well does it cut/ mulch? Dealers are within 30 minutes for all 3 brands- Scag and Ferris are at the same place. They want $2450 for the Scag- how does that sound? Seems a little high to me but I am willing to pay for it if the other mowers are not as good. I will use this mower 6 days a week, many hours each day, so it needs to last a long time. If anybody out there has experience with these machines, please fill me in! If there are other mowers you would suggest, let me know- I'm open to suggestions. Thanks so much guys!! P.S. I'm selling the 48" Its got around 100-200 hours on it and in near perfect condition. Let me know if anybody's interested in it.