Howdy All, First thing id like to say is GREAT SITE! I am doing a little research on starting my own lawn care business out here in the poconos and I have a "possibly" stupid question. I am looking at Exmark equipment (Lazer Z AS 60" 23hp kohler and a Metro HP 36"walk behind with 15hp Kaw). And I am also looking at John Deere equipment (737 Z-trak 60" 23hp Kaw. and a GS75 walk behind with 17hp Kaw). I recieved a quote of $10,498 for The 2 Exmark mowers, and a quote of $10,400 for the 2 John Deere mowers. My question is.......Is there any differences in the two manufacturers that im not seeing?? Im sure i would have reliable equipment with either one I chose...I just wanted to make sure I looked at it from every angle before I go refinancing the house!! hehehehe Any input would be greatly appreciated Rob P.S. All I have so far is the '04 Chevy Siverado 4x4 x-cab.....gotta start somewhere!