Man I am still beating to death this horse about a zero turn. I about ruled out the jd445 and added the freedom and snapper pro to my list. If I was to stay at the 5k mark the gravely hd 2448 would be my mower. Wished it had greasable spindles. I got to look at the freedom mower and really like how well made they are. Priced at around 5.2k. and again no grease points and I wonder about having a 19hp motor. Now the Snapper pro 150 series was a real nice mower. I guess it can be consider commercial due to having pumps/motors, bigger air filters and it CAN BE GREASED. Also it has a 20 hp engine. Now I wasn't planning on spending 6k but to tell you the truth if I can find the extra grand I may do it. I am planning on cutting at least 2.5 acres with some swells in the property. I think any of these 3 mowers would be a good choice. I guess i got to mainly decide to spend on the 5k side or the 6k side.