Hi guys, here's the deal. I'm a homeowner looking at a commerical walk-behind. I currently have a Simplicity riding mower (38") is about to kick the hard one, I've been looking at others as replacements. Until today, I've been looking at another rider, until my bro-in-law said I should just get a commercial deck (walk-behind) and be done with it. After some investigation, I found the $3K-$4K prices to be a bit much. An hour later, he calls back, and tells me he called a commercial dealer for me and got hold of one of his old friends. Turns out his friend just took in a 2-3 year old Bobcat 48" commercial deck (belt-driven) with a 15 HP Kohler engine. Three-blade system. New, I understand this machine goes for about $3200-$3500. My price for this: $800. It was turned in with a damaged transmission spindle (if I recall correctly), and that will be fixed before purchase at no additional charge. I don't really want another tractor, and as a homeowner, I don't really see the need to pay for a full-on commerical deck in the $3K range. But this price is a direct result of my bro-in-law's relationship with his buddy at the mower shop, and this sounds like a sweet deal. We're going to go look at it tomorrow, and barring any mechanical problems, I might pick it up. Anyone have any experience with Bobcat? I know a lot of golf courses use them. Any input would be WAY helpful. I'm a newbie to this stuff, and I have to decide quickly. Thanks.