Hi there, i am new to the forum so exuse my lack of knowledge. I am also a new homeowner with a few friends in the landscaping business. I have about 1/2 acre of land freshly seeded. I cut the lawn all last summer with a 20" push mower and that sucked! I am shopping for a 48" commercial and have found a few used offerings in my area. THe first is a SCAG 48" belt drive that is ~8-9 years old but serviced every year at my local dealer. Recently had $200 worth of work done (fuel lines, tune up, bearings, greese). The guy wants $1000. The other option is a 48" Bob Cat belt drive that is about 6 years old and supposedly only used for home cutting. The guy has a grass catcher and 3 blades. He wants $1500 for the machine. The last option is a Lesco (SP?), a 1999 mower in great condition according to the seller for $1700 OBO. It comes with extra belts and blades. Any thoughts on which one I should feal most comfortable with and best machine for the price?? Thanks in advance for your help!