Hello everyone, My name is Chris and I need some advice for purchasing a new lawn/ garden tractor. I live in Arizona and have about 1/2 acre of lawn to take care of. I've been looking to buy a new lawn mower for some time now and just needed some advice on the subject. I have a budget though, about $2500. I've only been looking at Craftsman and John Deere, but would be open to any advice that would help me on my quest to "the perfect lawn". I also have a sprinkler system that I purchased about 1 1/2 years ago to make it look good. So if you have any advice on the make/model for the job please post it. I'm very happy I stumbled upon this gem. Thanks Chris.