I need to buy a mower ASAP! I only have about 8 lawns so far. 2 are tiny, tiny and the others aren't even bigger than 1/2 acre. I looked at a 48" Toro belt drive walkbehind and hated it, or maybe i just feared it. It had to be shifted on the fly by reaching over the front of the mower. I looked at a 48" hydro lesco and it was better. What I'd really like to have is a ztr, but everyone tells me I don't want just a ztr. Why? I think they have much more control than a walkbehind. but what do i know? Can I successfully mow lawns with just a ztr? If I'm going to invest the money I'd rather get what I want and not what everyone wants me to get.