I'm looking to buy a commercial mower to mow my 5 acres on a 2 week mow cycle, that's all it's going to do. Also, like everyone else, I don't want one that's going to eat me alive in replacement parts costs and has a lot of down time. I will maintain my machine very well. I want this to be the last mower I have to buy. I need to get my lawn mowing/trim time down to 90 minutes total so that I can free up Saturdays by mowing one day after work (currently it takes me 205 minutes with my 60" Ingersoll 4120). I have a few hundred 12 year old trees, but most of them are in hedgerows, we'll say there's a hundred to mow around (I don't trim around but a few). The lot has a lot of rough spots, and there are some areas that are damp or even wet quite often when I mow, due to a drainage easment that runs through the property, so I need a deck that flows good. It's Kansas, so it's mostly flat but the house is built up a bit, probably a 15-18 degree slope or so away from the house. One summer I got to borrow a front cut mower, a 52" Grazer, and I liked it a lot, it was very fast and smooth, I mowed and trimmed in 150 minutes with that one even though the deck was smaller than the Ingersoll. I liked having the deck way out in front where the visibilty was good. I've not run a belly mount ztr but I hear they are even faster. My max budget is 10k to 12k. I have plenty of space to store a machine, so that's not an issue. Looking around and in the phone book I have the following dealers available... Hustler (within 6 miles of my place) Scag (10 miles away) John Deere (same dealer as the Hustler dealer) Exmark (same dealer as Scag) Grasshopper (22 miles away) Bad Boy (dark horse, i'm too afraid they will go out of business like Ingersoll basically did on me) I suppose I'm leaning toward a 66" EFI super z (wish they offered bigger efi engine thoug), or even a regular z (seems like fewer issues with the regular one but costs the same by the time you add the suspension seat and then it doesn't have a cooler and no EFI which I would prefer to have). I prefer American engines and EFI. Prefer, it's not a deal breaker though. What would you guys buy if it was you? Really appreciate the help. I bought the wrong mower last time and I don't want to make that mistake again.