Hello all, another newbie here and first off I have to say this website is an unbelievable asset. Well ... I am part-time right now and will be able to take the business to 4 days a week cutting next year. Therfore I am looking to make sure I have the necessary equipment. I have the capital to purchase a 48 to 52 inch rider yet this year and have a question. I have researched and demo'd almost all of the manufacturers and really like the gravely 50 in with 23 kaw. But I'm not sure of the reliablity of the dealer who carries this model, they are one of the smallest in my area. Most of the lco's in the area prefer the big dealer's, but the big dealers don't carry gravely. Would it be a gamble going with the machine I really like? I dont know of anybody who's been done wrong by this dealer, he's really just the small guy on the block. I know everyone here says the relationship with the dealer is one of the biggest selling points. Is this always so?