I have this Lastec for sale. I have a gentleman wanting to trade me his Dixie Chopper 44" Silver Eagle and boot some cash. Long story short.... I need to sell due to financial reasons but I do need to replace it with a cheaper mower. I don't want any other "large" deck mower because I have a OCD about scalping turf. This Lastec is the only large deck mower I like to eliminate scalping (a lot of my accounts are scalp nightmares). I can run this Lastec full out on any terrain, it just will not scalp. That said, I need to sell or trade the Lastec to cover some financial responsibilities. I'm going to use my 52" Dixon as my big mower and I need to replace the Lastec with a smaller one. Something between 36" to 44" would get me by. Here is the trade details I'm having a hard time deciding on. Lastec: *I'm asking $9,500 *it is an '08 with only 13.6 hours *35HP Vangaurd big block *73" full floating and articulating deck *extra blades, belts, oil filters, mulch kit, and ROPS (not pictured) Dixie Chopper: *about 3 years old *87 hours on it *27HP Generac motor *44" deck ****Hard to tell exact condition since he didn't wash it before he took the pics. The offer he has made is $5,300 cash and the D/C for my mower. The math break down is I will be paying $4,200 for the D/C and put $5,300 in my pocket. I need help here, I'm torn.....I like Dixie Choppers but I'm extremely ticked about having to sell this Lastec. It is my dream mower. Bottom line.......is this a good deal for me????