i currently have an exmark lazer z but it will be traded in by the end of the yr if not sooner. dont have any problem with exmark and am satisfied with their service. however, ive heard a lot of great things being said about the john deere mid mounts. i am goin to demo a 777 late this week on one of my propertys. they look very classy and i know john deere makes a quality product. in my area i havent seen a deere that lays down some mean stripes like my exmark does. does john deere make a good striping kit or is it impossible to get them to stripe? just curious and any input is appreciated.