Ok, I have a real dilemma. I am looking to purchase a new ZTR as I just bought a new home with 5 acres to mow. I have been looking at a Ferris IS2000Z and a Simplicity Cobalt both w/ 61" decks. They are both made by the same company with a little bit different specs on the engine and the striping kit is what I am being told. I can buy both for about the same money. My REAL DILEMMA is that I want the Simplicity, but am thinking that the Ferris might be a better machine. The Simplicity comes with a better striping kit and headlights (I know you are rolling your eyes......when the heck am I ever going to use headlights?) Also, I like the look of the Simplicity more than that of the Ferris. HOWEVER, I want to buy the better machine. I take care of my equipment and want the best machine for the money as I am going to have a lot of land to mow for years to come. I am looking for any thoughts from anyone that has experience with these machines. Thank you in advance for all of your feedback!!!!!!