So I have had allot of people send me PM's about how I like my mower and I am sorry I have been way to busy to be on here lately, Now that we haven't had a decent rain in about a month I have time *Sigh* so here we go! It has a 27hp Dihatsu Diesel and a 72" Deck I paid about $15,000 after tax. It has been a full year now and my feelings are mixed. I have had some problems but they have all been taken care of. I have almost 600hrs on it now. Also remember I mow some insane hills (no joke lots of people say that but I have had other local LCO see me and ask how the heck I do that) and I mow allot of what I call "Industrial accounts" big, rough, and tall lawns, Lots of bouncing and vibrating. Pros: Fast Fast Fast Fast!!!!!!! This thing scoots! The cut is great! I had been getting a bad cut lately but figured out that the deck belt had got so lose my blade pulleys were slipping on the belt. ( In 11 years of mowing I have never had one do this, they always break first) Lots of power (on flat Ground we will get in to this in the cons) great fuel economy!! I'd say about 1 Gallon a hr Cons: No power on hills, this thing is a huge heavy tank! On steep hills it sometimes will not make it to the top without stopping and letting the engine catch up. But listen these are real steep hills! But also on very long hills that are moderately steep it will slow down a bit before you get to the top. I don't like mule belt setup, It has double belts, they twist them quite a bit and they are very low in the back corners, get sticks and junk in them. I think have put on about 4 or 5 belts I had my right wheel motor almost totally disconnect from the machine, The bolts were obviously not tightened properly at the factory The welds that hold the brackets for the right fuel tank broke and I lost the tank! They offered to replace the whole frame (due to the fact that the welds were to the frame and made a small rip in part of the frame) I said that was unnecessary. They only had 60" mowers and I would be screwed using a 60" for a week or 2. Z-Stand = Useless The suspension seat broke at about 500hrs but they replaced it I don't like the way they keep the covers on that cover the deck belts, they were out and I have had them off since about 50hrs because they rattled like all get out. Air filter intake is on the same side as the grass discharge!!!!! When we check the filter once a week we clean out allot of grass, in dry conditions you have to check it 2 or 3 times a week. Had a leak in one of the hydro lines, they replaced So all in all here is how I feel. If I didn't have a very very good dealer (which I do) it would have got ugly but they took care of it all and I have really not had any major problems after about 200hrs. If you need a very versatile machine to do lots of different things go elsewhere (The 72" 31hp gas engine I think, the gas engine make the machine much much much lighter so in the long run has much more power to weight ratio) If you are looking for a machine to-do lots of big accounts with small to moderate hills this think will make you money! Oh and make sure you have a good dealer! Would I do it over? Hmmm.....I think I would look hard at the scag 72" 32hp Turbo Diesel because of the extra power but they are about $2000 more, I would consider the 31hp Toro Gas, It is about $5000 cheaper but you can eat the up fast when it is using twice the gas and it wont have the longevity of the diesel. I guess it all depends on what you need. OK......Questions?