Question for the OP. I have a purchase to make. This purchase offers two different Z models. The first is a bad boy mower 26HP liquid cooled 60 inch. The other a Ferris IS 2000 or 1500 with 19hp and 44 inch. I had a discussion with the dealer and explained my needs. He offered (I will not same the name of the WB cuz it is a hated brand here and funny enough, even at a blow out price, he cannot sell it) a WB 48 inch with sulky. I refuse to place my fat as@ on a sulky....poor mower. I was thinking about this post and came to the conclusion that me on ANY sulky would probably cost what me on a Z would to ride. Therefore, I have determined that I will choose to ride. If I am buying a big HP vehicle no matter what it is, it will most certainly cost more. OP, here is the thing. From day one, I have ALWAYS quoted a property to include riding the Z. Example, I look at a property that I know will be $40 a cut. Does the customer have a backyard? If the answer is yes then does the custy have a gate? If yes, Can I get a Z back there? If yes then the yard has just become $42.50 per cut. I swear I have so many $37.50, $52.50 accounts that its not funny. The ONLY funny part about it is this......by typing this, I realized that I have not raised my gas prices for larger properties...instead, I have only added $2.50 per cut. O H MY G O D, I am an idiot.