last wednesday i got a z950 with a 60 mod deck. first thing i noticed is its short and a bumpy ride. its heavy, but smooth. it holds the hills great. close to a scag tt. now the cut to me seems to be inbetween and exmark and a scag. it doesnt seem to cut as fine as an exmark, but doesnt cut it once like a scag either. the mod could use some improvement though. pure thin to ave grass seems to work great in. pure thick grass leaves a little trail. weedy grass it leaves a trail no matter what. i also should add i have no expierence running a mulch kit in grass. but i like it better than a chute blocker because you dont have any blow out the front. it cuts great in wet, dry, tall, short,pure or weedy grass. i got cought in the rain yesterday. i let the down pour quit then finished. i was taking close to 4 inches of this part of the yard. the deck is clean as can be. things i would change. improve the mod. move the left caster over a few inches. make a suspension seat standard or suspension on the mower. figure out a way to make the mower lighter. i really liked the designs of the controls. i like the foot brake but i am still getting used to it. i like that i can lift the deck and not have it lock in place. i see some others are doing this as well. i also like that this mower is making me more efficiant so i dont need to rely on a helper at this time. i was going to get a stander, but i have alot of bigger props and didnt feel like standing for half the day. a couple years back i did demo a new lazer z or what ever exmark was calling them when they came out. it sucked fuel, rough, bad on hills, hated the controls, cut wasnt that good either. i dont know what the new ones are like now, but i dont think much has changed except the engine line up. a couple weeks back i demoes a 52v- ride. it hurt my back. cut was good. not bad hills (no wright!) controls seemed tight and jerky. not sure if this was jst this one machine, but i drove one at the delaer and had no problems, even on wet grass. only difference was the dealer mower was a 10 and the demo was a 11. then i demoed the cheetah. cut, ride, controls and everything was great about the mower. dealer doesnt take trade ins and sheffield doesnt like me for some reason, plus its a hassle selling mower. i had a 737 with a 54 deck several years back. i hated that mower so bad i took a loss selling it to buy an exmark with 1200 hours on it.