Hello, I come to this forum looking for help and to tell my experience. First off I am not a landscaper but have 10 acres to to cut at home, For years we used an old Ford tractor with a brush hog to cut the yard which is 5 acres up front and let most of the back grow. After that tractor died, we tryed using a Cub Cadet riding mower that we bought from TS, it worked but had too many problems, the little mower just wasn't made to cut large yards and especially tall grass, the mowing deck hit too many rocks and now we need to get it fixed. Today was the first day that we cut our lawn, the grass was a couple feet tall in some spots. We went to the rental yard up in town and rented a zero-turn mower, figuring it would be faster and just wanted to try something new. They rented us a Bobcat ZT219 with a 19hp kawasaki. It was a challenge just trying to get it off the trailer, but only took about 20 minutes and I caught on how to use it, my wife caught on quicker then I did. Anyways, I was planning on buying a new tractor with a brush hog, but after riding this ZT, I thought I will never mow the grass with anything but a ZT. Its fast, Although I had to cut over the same spot usually twice, the motor didn't bog down, and it wasn't a rough cut like you get with a BH. I was gonna spend $14k for a new tractor that would primarily be used to cut grass and plow snow in the winter. Now Im trying to figure out which ZT I should buy instead. I see many models, but want something commercial, im not buying a mower at a big box store anymore. I tryed finding new prices on the internet but every place I look, says call.. So im not sure what kind of ZT I can pick up for $7000-$9000 I figure I would settle on that price and buy a plow for my truck and still saved money over a new tractor. Now I know a tractor has many jobs, but I would only be using it to mow and push snow out the drive way. I saw a ZT with a snow plow option but I think I would rather save that for my truck instead. Sorry for the long story, but I would appreciate some feedback on what I might be able to get for the price I mentioned. Thanks!