I've been researching the small deck ZTR's and information is still limited. I was able to demo the 36" Scag Z-Cat which mowed well but for the price was stripped, compared to the Cub 48" deck. Both retail near 6K yet the Cub has a better seat, air cleaner, tires, wheel motors,etc... Kinda made me feel like Scag was profit taking on their new Z-Cat. I know many will say "Buy the Cub then" but I need the deck to stay below 48". The two top runners have ended up being the Gravely PM44 (larger twin of the now famous 34) and the Dixie Chopper Silver Eagle 44". These are totally different animals with pros and cons for each. So far unable to get demos on either. (Fla. in the summer, just shut-up and buy what we got mentality) I am holding back my purchase due to this lack of demo's. There are other good candidates out there. Many do not have dealer support in my area. I would like to hear from those who have experience with this size of equipment and to get their impressions/ pros and cons, etc. Thanks.