Been clearing my yard for a few years (about 13) and probably mow 5 acres at this point. Started with a riding mower MTD 48" deck then moved up to a Toro ZX480 zero turn and now I just bought a Ferris IS 2000Z with the 25.5 HP Kawasaki and 61 inch deck. It will be delivered next week. My wife is not as excited as I am. She loves the Toro and wont give it up. I like the Toro too but the ride is a little rough. When I sat on the Ferris the first thing I noticed was the shocks and the very comfortable seat. I'm not a small guy (250lbs.) I look forward to the fist mowing of the year. Wish me luck convincing the wife to try it.