Hi guys. First post. I recently purchased a home on 8 wooded acres, three of which require mowing. This excellent site was recommended by a friend when I started asking about zero turn mowers. After hours of reading through old posts here, I have decided the SCAG TT with the Velocity deck is the mower that best fits my needs. I am hoping some of you won't mind helping me out with pricing and a couple of other things on this mower. I called the closest SCAG dealer yesterday and he gave me some advice and quoted some prices. On the engines, he said he sells more Kohler 27s than anything else, especially to the commercial guys. I told him I wanted a KAW LC. He said he would sell me one, but they are on the shop a lot more than the Kohlers, and he sells fewer KAW engines. I thought he was nuts, but after doing further research on this site, other mechanics have posted similar comments. At this point, I am leaning to the Kohler. The dealer was also pushing the 52" for my 3 acres of mowing. His reason was the improved maneuverability, though his price was only $200 less than the 61". Is that normal? I was expecting there to be a larger difference between the two decks. I have not decided on a 52" or a 61" deck, but am leaning to the larger one, especially for only $200 difference. I plan to go check the distance between some of the trees and other obstacles to make sure the larger deck won't be too large. Here are the prices he quoted me (pre-tax). I assume they were for 2007 models, but I didn't ask. I thought they were pretty high, especially on the 52", but I have not tried to negotiate yet. I don't want to do that until I figure out what would be a fair price. What do you think is reasonable for a non-commercial buyer to pay for a TT with these various deck and engine options? 52" TT 27 Kohler $9,000 52" TT 27 KAW LC (forgot to ask) 61" TT 27 Kohler $9200 61" TT 27 KAW LC $10,000 Another thing is that I don't need the mower until October when I move, so I am not in a big hurry. There are also other dealers in the area. For your reference, here are some other prices he quoted, but these would be overkill for me: 61" TT 29 KAW EFI LC $10,800 61" TT Diesel $13,500 61" TT 35HP Briggs $11,000 Any advice is very much appreciated.