Hi guys, I've been reading this and other forums for a while and am ready to buy a new mower. I currently have a 44" (18hp B&S) Cub Cadet Zforce which I use to cut my 4 acre lawn. I am not a commercial mower, just a guy with a big yard. My lawn is flat with a few large trees, fairly easy to mow. But it takes me 5 to 6 hours to mow with my Cub depending on height of the grass. I'm no fan of mowing and want to decrease my mow time significantly. If I were to go full speed on my Cub I could decrease the time BUT I would leave little patches of uncut grass behind me, I have to go fairly slow on the Cub to get a clean cut. The dealer told me when I bought it I could mow 3 acres per hour, in reality I'm lucky to get 1 acre per hour. So, since my #1 need is speed, and my #2 need is a dependable low service mower I'm considering a Dixie Chopper. I have some quotes from a dealer in my area(50 miles) and would like some input on the prices I've received and if I'm making a wise choice going with a Chopper. Here are the quotes: LT2700-60D - Silver Eagle 27HP 60" 6799.00 +tax XG2703-60 = Coatesville Classic 27HP 60" 7399.00 +tax XT3300 -60 = Xtreme 60" 9399.00 +tax I am leaning toward the Coatesville Classic simply because its 2K less than the Xtreme. I'd like to have the extra power of the Xtreme but I'm not sure if the extra power is worth 2K to me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!