Steve i am about to be in the market. and the z500 with turbo deck is one i have been interested in. That is my price range. I am also interested in the snapper pro 200 with the 61 inch deck. can you give us any insight on comparing the two? Also, i hope you dont mind but i programed your number into my phone for when i have the cash. I live over in middleburg, bout an hour away.