I looked at several brands. Husky, Hustler, Ferris, Cox and some box store ones. Ferris was another 50% dearer and most of the others were a bit dearer as well and nowhere near the quality of Kubota. I have a mate who has owned a few and he has a Kubota and a Husky. He pointed out the differences. Kubota was way ahead. He let me try his out and that convinced me. Anyway, the dogs absolutely love being on it and they can sit safely with no risk and I love their company.
Good stuff and congrats!
They (z-turns) do take a wee bit of practice to get the hang of steering, once you've set up the seat distance and lever height/angle.
I've figured out to rest my elbows on the arm-rests, keep a steady speed on the left lever and 'steer' with the right lever... for the most part. FUN!