I was steered to this forum by another individual that had high praise for the expertise here so hopefull I can get some final direction to my question so I can sleep easier at night not stewing over what to buy!! I just sold a John Deere LX 186 48" Hydro as I was getting tired of taking 3+ hours to mow my 3 acres of yard. I live in upstate NY and there aren't a lot of quality dealers of larger machines butb there are 2 that sell Gravely and Hustler that I am looking at. I don't need the larger 200 series of Gravely or the Hustler Mini series necessarily as spending $6900 and up would probably force me to be sleeping on the machine if my wife found out I have been seriously considering the Hustler Fastrac 52", the Gravely ZT2352 (I think it was the ZT - it is the At Home Series of smaller Gravely ZTR's) or a pretty nice upgrade to the 152Z Gravely. My yard is almost 3 acres exact and fairy flat, a fairly young lawn so not lots of trees or mature landscaping yet. My present mower mowed at maybe 3.5 mph and was slow and rough. The Hustlers and smaller Gravely's are 7 mph and the 152Z about 10 mph. I'm not sure I need to upgrade to the larger 152Z if the 2352 will do the job or if the Hustler is a better investment than the 2352. Prices are about $4399 for the Gravely 2352, $4999 for the Hustler Fastrac and $6399 for the Gravely 152Z. Any help any of you could give me on the quality or product, quality of cut, etc. issues to help me would greatly be appreciated. Thanks all in advance.