Well, I just had a quote from a dealer for a Gravely 44z 2005 model new, for $4,400. What do you think? The only downside he is Vermont, and I live in upstate NY. Not far in mileage but sort of a hassle to get there. My only real concern is maintenance, and warranty work being I am from Plattsburgh and you are in Vt. Since, I am so rural there are not many dealers around to choose from locally.