I don't see a reason to stay away from gas when the gas have the same drivetrain as the diesels like a stated. Diesel isn't for everybody. I could not get a diesel because of the wheight on it. Instead of mowing grass I would be doing to turf renovations. I mostly deal with half acre lots and the diesel would not be good for that application. Also the 54 inch deck is a good size. 48 and 52 are too close together and 48 54 and 60 are evenly spaced. With a 54 you could fit through a 5 foot gate. A 60 inch could not do that.
21 Years Old
Currently going to college full time
50 Mowing Accounts
Connecticut Pesticide Supervisor License
2002 Dodge Ram
16 Ft. Car Trailer
2011 Ferris DD Comfort Control 52
2009 Kubota ZG227 27 H.P. 54"
2008 48 Scag Belt Driven WB with a 17 kawi
95% Solo Operation