Gentlemen, I am not in the business of mowing lawns, but I'm in the business of buying an expensive piece of equipment. I have spent more hours researching mowers and ZTR's, and talking to dealers, and reading forums then I care to imagine. This forum has been very helpful, as it's your line of business. So if you could, just please take a few moments to give me your advice, I'd be much obliged. I realize most people have a particular "Brand" that they prefer, from the data I've collected it seems clear it's mostly a matter of opinion. The five I'm leaning towards have more to do with the people at dealerships that I've been calling, (less about brand, although I don't underscore this vital fact!) - and I think I called almost all dealers in this area. Some extremely pushy, others TERRIBLY ignorant, and I don't have tolerance for either. I plan to demo them, but I would like some input on models, reliability, prices, and whether or not they sound good for the yard I'll be mowing. I'm guess-timating approx. 4 acres of mostly hilly, (estimate 15-35 degree slopes) some flat areas and several trees all around the property. (Reminding me of the pic of one of the gentlemen mowing a huge hill - house on the top of the hill, only my property flattens out) Currently have about 13 hours of mowing now (11hp, 36" Deck Honda, and Murray push) Yes, a lot of mowing. I'm getting LOTS of conflicting info. Simplicity Citation 48" deck, $4995 ZTR (was told it has full suspension and would be very stable on the hills - no ROPS) or the Conquest with a 50"deck, 22 HP Briggs & Stratton Eng. A GR Kubota 48" deck $6500 (didn't recommend the ZTR because of the hills and said these would be better - but yet still get a 70 degree turn, as the rear wheel disengages, impressive!) The Hustler FasTrak with a 52" deck and a 20 HP Honda eng. for $4995 LCG, very well on hills, the Best Warranty, but really expensive for the bagger (would like the clippings in the future for my garden) And lastly the Grasshopper ZTR for $6,999. A 52" mid-mount, 8-9 mph, No suspension. He said suspension wasn't important and that it had nothing to do with scalping, and he scoffed at the suggestion of the Simplicity. Sorry this is so long, any imput would be great. Thanks guys, for helping a girl out!