I've gone back a re-read quite a few threads on this subject. Looking for experienced responses. We're thinking about trying one of these Landscaper Supply 48" belt drives. (It's about $800 less than the Exmark). My employees will and do break anything. We do all repairs in house - so service isn't really an issue - parts availability is. The engines (14 Kaw) and tranny (Peerless) are the same (as Exmark, Bunton, Bobcats, etc) - so to a certain extent we can expect some similarity in performance. What about the rest? Quality of cut? Breakdowns - deck welds, etc? I'm gonna end up fixing the unit anyway (we cut about 450 a week - so there's a lot of wear and tear). My question is, at the 48" belt drive level, is the Landscaper Supply really that different from an Exmark? I've read great things about the Exmark brand (we've been using Buntons for the past 10 years or so). Are the Landscaper Supply mowers as bad as some of you have said or is it just a question of service from local dealers? I don't mean to re-thread an old subject, but your input is greatly regarded.