I went to my local dealer today and got a price for the Z724.The best I could get from 3 different dealers was $8299.00 It is a promotional price from Kubota and these dealers around here want budge on that price. No stripping kit available! Z724 $8299.00 OCDC $239.00 Susp seat $399.00 NC tax $639.00 Total $9576.00 OTD They are nice machines but I think you get more for your money in other brands. John deere 920m 23.5 hp kawi, 54 inch deck,with suspension seat. $8099.00 + Tax =$8646.00 OTD John deere 930m w 60 inch deck, 25.5hp kawi, suspension seat is $9198.00 OTD Gravely Pro Turn 452 26 hp Kohler EFI or Kawasaki 25.5 hp priced today at $8499.00 already comes with Air Suspension seat OCDC is $229.00 + Tax Total $9318.00 OTD After much thought im going to pass on the new Kubota its either deere or Gravely for me.