I live in Florida....mostly St.Augustine grass it ain't gonna stripe.So the best striping machine is not gonna win me over. A lot of the machines are manufactured by the same company and dressed in different colors.Most machines can be ordered with any motor that you feel brand loyal to. I hear some of you drive 80 miles one way to buy your machines. So tell me, the dealers, and manufactures.....why does your trailer sport those color mowers. Some of you might say it's you favorite color;but is that real the reason??? If Exmark was pink would you carry it on your trailer or would you repaint it 1st ? Bear with me guys/gals I am actually headed somewhere with this post.