Great web-site. I searched out a bunch of excellent threads. I have been narrowing my choices down on a commercial mower for my farm. I would be grateful if you guys might help me out with some of your expertise. I want to mow around 4-acres of lawn, once a week in season. I'm in northern Louisiana, so March through October or so. I also want to mow two (2) 10-acre cow pastures. Fairly clean and smooth cow pastures. Perhaps once every two (2) months or so. Cut height on max. Twice a year, I may mow my 18-acre hay-field. Once again, fairly clean and reasonably smooth, no hazards. Highest cutting setting. No steep hills, mild grades only. I want a machine that will last for ten (10) years with proper maintenance. I've looked at Scag, Bad Boy, Ferris, Dixie Chopper, Exmark, Snapper Pro. (I've laughed at Home Depot and Lowes consumer selections.) I am thinking that Snapper Pro or Bad Boy are the "best bang for the buck." I am trying to decide if the Snapper 200xt, with 2x2 7-guage rails and iron spindles is worth the extra money over the Snapper 150xt with the 1.5X2 11-guage rails and aluminum spindles. Both have the (beefy) ZT5400 trans, and various engine options. Either the 52" (150) or 61" (200) ICD deck would be fine. Engine choices from Snapper include: Kaw FX, B&S Commercial Turf Series, Vanguard Big Block, Kohler Command Pro EFI. Do any of these engines suck? Or will all of them suffice? BTW the Command EFI is way too expensive for me. On Bad Boy, it looks like the CZT or Outlaw. The CZT has the ZT3400, the Outlaw the ZT5400. I cannot find info on the spindles utilized. Aluminum or iron? Engines for the BB include: Briggs Cyclonic, Kohler Command or Kaw FS. Once again, are there any BB engine choices to avoid? I may buy pre-owned (low hours, well maintained only) or a demo-model if possible. Will the 150/200 or the CZT/Outlaw be enough mower? Will any of my choices (150/CZT) be "not enough"? Is the 200 or Outlaw overkill? Any and all input and expertise is appreciated. Thanks!