I am looking to buy a new 52 inch ztr sometime in the next few months, and exmark is on my list but i have a few questions about it. Someone posts, "should i buy hustler or dixie, and people say exmark, so i want to know why so loyal. I do plan to demo everything i am considering, which is exmark, bad boy, hustler, encore, yazoo, and lesco. What I am looking for is a FAST mower that is built strong. I deal with leaves very little, we dont stripe down here, so those issues are of no value to me. Dealer support is of very little importance to me, as the place i will buy from is quite far from me, and is the only exmark dealer anywhere close to me other than a place i refuse to deal with. The only repairs i dont do myself are carburater issues, or major internal engine problems, which can be done anywhere once its out of warranty, becuase a carb is a carb, and any mower shop can fix a kohler or kaw engine. One question i have is, how long does it take to get a part if it has to be ordered? And, are there many aftermarked parts available for exmark? With all this taken into consideration, do you think an exmark is for me, and why? And what makes exmark better FOR ME than the others i have mentioned?