Well hooray we are finally getting a new dealer around here to give the one monopoly dealer some MUCH needed competition on the commercial side. While I love my Exmarks, I just cant spend another nickel with this dealer in the future. ANyway, this dealer will be starting with Gravely. I did a search here and while there do not appear to be as many owners of these as the other major brands, there are a few of you who feel they make a good machine. There were some comments about the older deck design not working well, and some elec switch problems and some belt issues but I didnt see any showstoppers. After reading their new brochure they APPEAR to have some new features that appeal to me. EZ height change on the walks was the first thing that caught my eye.(yes ROd I know about the Ferris height adjustment) I hate getting an air wrench out just to change the frickin cutting height. I have no reservations about working with this new dealer as hes been in town for many years and always bends over backwards to help us commercial guys when in a jam...and his 2 mechanics are very capable. Would love to hear from you guys who own one of their newer machines...Z or w/b and how it compares with other machines you've owned. Hes sending me his price sheets. I assume their prices are about the same as the other commerial equip? Your opinions are much appreciated...thanks ps...ARIENS is the parent company. I;ve run, but not owned, their snowthrowers and found they fell short of their marketing hype.