I demoed a Ferris 3000 IS 60" 27 Kohler ten days ago and the ride was much smoother than others I have tried. Yesterday I demoed an Exmark Lazer AS 60" 23 Kohler, I was cuttng the exact same 3 acres as I previously cut with the Ferris. The quality of the cut was superb but the ride was atrocious or may I say extremely brutal. If I drove slow to moderate it was bearable, but as I advanced the forward speed, the bouncing and jarring was more than I would be willing to subject myself to continously, especially at the tune of $8000. My father has a 2 year old Scag Turf Tiger with 1400 hrs. He purchased it new and has only used it on his personal property. I also have cut the same 3 acres with it several times and the ride was also very ruff. My question is : 1. On the Exmark how much difference would the CustomRide Seat Suspension System make which can be adding beneath the original seat? Exmark also has the LS Full Suspension Seat which comes standard on the Lazer Z XP. Which of these seats would give the best ride? Would the difference be as obvious as the Independent Suspension on the Ferris? 2. My local Scag dealer ordered a Suspension seat to put on a new Turf Tiger 61" 29 Hp Kawasaki Liquid Cooled Fuel Injected. I will demo this mower as soon as the grass is ready to cut again. Does anyone use a Scag with this seat, if so how much difference does it make in the comfort of the ride? If I purchase the Scag, I would be getting the 27 Kohler air-cooled. Does the Exmark produce a better cut than the Ferris or Scag? When I demoed it yesterday the cut seemed somewhat different, maybe smoother I am not sure what the difference was but something was different. The clipping were maybe finer and the discharge was more spread out. I wish I could demo all 3 at same time, to get a more equal comparsion. My main question here is addressing the seat issue and the ride. Any replys from experienced operators who can address my questions would be received thankfully. JLH Any replys from your experience would be appreciated.