Hello I'm brand new here but over the past couple weeks have been reading up on these sites. I'm going through a dilemma here. Part of me wants a ZTR, but the more I read the more I think this is a bad idea for me. Even though my lot is only 1/2 an acre, and mostly flat, I want my mower to last more than 10 years (preferably 15). I don't have much faith in the residential ZTR's out there especially given the reliability of lawn tractors over the past 15 years. (My father probably went through $5-6K worth of tractors during that time with blown motors, cracked decks, and blow transmissions. The best mower that he had believe it or not was a Sutech Stealth 33" Currently my brother has it and its still going strong after almost 12 years with no problems. I'm in good health and am considering two options: 1. Bobcat 36" Belt Drive Fixed Deck (A bit expensive for me at $3200) 2. Toro 30" Turf Master Commercial The reason I'm looking more into those other than anything else is because there is no hydraulic transmission to fail and as I understand it the FS engine on the Bobcat is commercial grade and should last for 800 hours (give or take) Any advice would be helpful here.