Well, no, not really. The deck is 11 guage steel instead of 7 gauge. The hydro's are closer to entry level commercial as they are HG 3400's. I know they are good hydro's, but they are still lighter duty units than the full commercial 5400's. http://www.husqvarna.com/us/products/zero-turn-mowers/m-zt-52/#specifications I don't think anyone would go wrong buying one for commercial use though, depending on who runs it and how.