I don't understand why you sold your Hustler, you could have added flex forks and a good aftermarket suspension seat, it was just broke in with 400hours.
You are going to have to step your budget up to get what you want. Bad Boy makes the CZT42" which is an entry level commercial unit, but that will run you into the mid 5K range. You could also look into a Ferris which has the full suspension, but again, you getting into the 6k range. Bobcat has a few good entry level commercial units at the 5K range. Keep an eye on Craigs list, maybe you can find a used commercial unit.
John Deere X300 42"
Stihl BR-600 Magnum
Stihl BG55 handheld blower
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Last edited by Capemay Eagle; 11-26-2012 at 02:44 PM.