I'm wanting a bb lightning. Is there a reason to get the 31 kaw over the 26 lc kaw? Also my dealer had a aos with a vert shaft kohler, ever heard of that? I want to spend 8000 or less. My dealer has the 60/26 for 7700. & a 60/31 for 8200. Also has a 52/26 for 7100. Is this good. I was thinking about the 52/26 cause it would be easier to get in & out of places easier & hoping the fuel consumption would be better than the 31. Also do you think the lc 26 will last longer than the 31 do to running cooler, or will it not matter. If all things were equal I'd spend a little more & get the bigger engine but have a feeling the 26 will last longer & get better fuel consumption. Any & all comments or opinions will be appreciated. Thanks Todd.