I'm looking at a classic 2750 with a Generac 27 hp. Got a quote for 7,995. We have an Exmark dealer and a Chopper dealer in town. The Exmark guy is a POS so I will not buy from him. So I'm either gonna have to go an hour away for an Exmark, or go with the Chopper which the place has an excellent service department. The Chopper place will even come and fix your Chopper on the spot if your ever on a job and throw a belt or something. I really didn't want to buy a rider this year but some bids come through so it's time to expand or die. I'm not familiar with Generac, and can't find many reviews by searching. The dealer told me the classic has hydros rated at 5,000 hrs, so that's pretty dang impressive. It looks well built, and even uses my personal favorite lucas oil products from the factory. Anybody running the classic? My main concern is resale value, I know that Exmark has great resale because everyone is so crazy about them. Anybody ever have trouble selling a Chopper? Also the Exmark dealer in my area will not sell one unless he clears a grand off of it. The Chopper place sells them for a few hundred over there cost and relies on your business for supplies. Also, anybody have problems with the super aggressive tires on the Chopper, looks like they might rip some grass right out of the ground? Thanks and I found some info searching but it was from like 2001 and 2002 so I'd like some fresh info.