For the last 4 years now I have used Exmark belt driven walk behinds and been pretty pleased. This year I am in the market for another mower and have decided to go hydro. I have read a lot of good things about your machines on this site, and I have a dealer not even 5min away from me here. I already have a price from my Exmark dealer on a 48" turftracerHP 17Kaw. What can I expect to pay for a 48" Hustler Hydro walk with a 17 Kaw"? I tend to prefer Kohler engines, Do you also offer Kohler engine options on your machines? How do your decks respond to adverse conditions. Here in PA the last two years, cutting conditions have been adverse to say the least. Very few dry days to cut, especially last year. This is one of the reasons I am considering change, as I was somewhat disappointed in my Exmarks last year. Basicly I am asking you to sell me on this mower. Any info that could be helpfull in my decision making process would be appreciated.