Just thought I'd post some personal observations about my recent demo and subsequent purchase of a Dixie Chopper X2003-50 Coatsville Classic. The Coatsville is Dixie's entry level full commercial duty mower. Never owned a rider.....always been wb....so I am writing from that perspective. I mow mostly residentials 10ksqft or less. Have 2 commercial prop's that are over 30ksqft of turf. For those that don't know....machine has: 20hp Kohler 50" deck Turf Boss Tires (24") OCDC tach/hour meter After uncle sam 6600.00 What impressed me the most was the quality of cut I got from this machine. Simply pristine!....better than my walkbehind (36 Metro HP). Absolutely no stragglers from the Dixie. Cutting mostly St. Augustine. Discharge with chute up is....well I don't know what to compare this to.....it just throws anything way out there. The OCDC has holes in it so when it is closed it is only 50% effective. If Dixie meant this setup to provide mulching capability they missed the mark. Clippings don't stay under the deck long enough to do anything but get catapulted superman style out of the chute. If the OCDC is down....the deck simply forces the clippings thru the holes. I can't drive over sand or dirt with the deck engaged under full power. WAY TOO MUCH dust. I have heard that Dixie Chopper's blades are the fastest......and I beleive it. The sand isn't present on any of my prop's but it is at the dealer lot. Controls are very, very sensitive. Some may say rudimentary since there are no shocks on the control arms. Takes a while to get used to.........infact I have been running it at 3150rpm's to soften the pumps and make it easier to control while I learn. Full power at 3710rpm's.....and if you touch one of the sticks you better be ready to go....it's plenty of power. Mowed 10ksqft of open field today with nothing but 10 inch tall weeds and it handled every bit of it without choke or pause. Tires will spin quickly at full power if you aren't careful or practiced on the steering arms, so learning on customer's property on fewer rpm's is good. It will mow faster than I can handle right now (10mph). Plenty fast enough for residentials and I don't think I'll be going that fast anyway. If you move forward in a straight line.....and then pull back on the sticks to reverse the mower in a straight line.......the front wheels will spin on the turf and leave a 'divet'. Today I figured out how to keep that from happening by forcing the front to make a small circle before reversing course. Bottom Line......I am so happy with it my wife had to come out and peel me off the seat for dinner. What an incredibly productive machine. Today I shaved 19 minutes off of one prop. Very very satisfied with it. Good decision.