Yes, I too, like the Hustler Raptor. More in my price range.
Originally Posted by pete326
Nottus --- Earlier this year, my former next door neighbor bought a new Hustler Raptor 52" with the 23hp Kawasaki engine and paid $3000 out-the-door (sales tax, setup and delivery included). He has a flat, one acre lot with very few trees. He absolutely loves the machine and, I must say, it does a wonderful job. He is fastidious about his lawn and, except during extremely hot weather (Maryland has had very little this year), he cuts his lawn at least twice a week. I haven't taken time to read your earlier comments, but if your needs are similar to my friend's the Raptor should be an excellent choice for you.