Need some help in choosing a WB mower. My budget and the fact I won't need to mow in wet conditions puts me in the belt drive catagory. I am not interested in going into business, just want a decent mower to use on my 2.5 acres of slightly to moderately sloped hillside and valley. I was thinking serious about a 48" scag or exmark, both around $3000, when I ran across a "fall clearance special". A new MTD pro WB w/16hp Briggs Vanguard for $2295. The sales pitch was pretty good - 1)over $1000 less than scag or exmark of same size cut. 2) same peerless trans. as scag or exmark. 3) same warranty(2yrs?)as scag. 4)perfect for homeowner with big yard. I know most of you would not recommend this mower for business use every day, but remember we are only talking a few hours per week. I know very little about these machines. What differences would I see between the MTV and a scag or exmark? Any info, advise, tips on what to buy would be greatly appreciated! thanks.