A search didn't show me anyone with the same type of situation I have. Jan.7th and I am looking at GRASS in Wisconsin. What is wrong?? I have just under 2 acres to cut at my home. My front yard (1 acre) is basically on the side of a pretty good hill. My lawn was not professionally landscaped, so it may not be the smoothest around, but I did the best I could and like to keep it looking nice. With that being said, What kind of a riding lawn mower would you recommend? New/Used? It takes about 3 hours now with my POS 1980 Murray 36" 11hp. I would like a 42"-48" 12-18 hp that will last 8-10 yrs. I cant talk my wife into a Simplicity for $2500 so I have to stay below that. I realize you pros might suggest something more than my budget, but is it really worth spending $4000 on a machine that will last 15 yrs when you could get 2 of a lesser brand that will last 7-10. Any direction here will be great. Thanks Scotty B. GO PACK GO.