I have been looking at this machine all winter and I'm finally ready to go get her. I just wanted to hear from everyone else who has one, which engine do you run?, can you tell alot of differance from the 48"?, how many hours do you have on it?, are you comfortable with it? I currently have a Troy-Bilt 33" Wide Cut (Go ahead, Laugh, I do. All the way to the bank. The machine is 8 years old and cuts 4 - 5 yards a day) that will be replaced with a 36" TTHP when (if) it decides to die. I have been looking at the 52" TT as the blades would be the same size as the 36", I just could'nt see a reason to get a 48". What do ya'll think? Also, if anyone is in Goergia and knows a dealer who will cut a good deal, Please let me know!