Ok, this is only my second commercial ztr so bare with me. I'm comparing this to a Toro z500 with the 7 guage deck. I have about 40 hours on it now so I think i've spent enough time on it to give it a review. First off the cut is unbelievable. Never any stragglers even when cutting at full speed 12mph. Leaves nice stripes even without a kit. I like how close the caster wheels are to the deck. It seems to give me a few more inches on the trailer which i needed. Extreme power through thick heavy wet stuff. Changed the blades to super high lift and motor seems to bog only a small bit while going uphill through the thick grass. Never did with the standard blades. Lots of tie down points. Very good hill stability. Haven't scalped a lawn yet. Suspension seat is extremely helpfull since i've had some back problems. The only negative think I can say about this machine is the fuel consuption. It's freakin terrible. Probably about 2 gallons per hour. It's killin me. I'm still concerned with the Kawi 34 but my dealer assured me that the kawi issues from last year have been resolved. Haven't had any issues as of yet but I will post again If I do.