I have a 18,000 sq-ft hybrid Bermuda lawn in Atlanta area. Currently I am using a John Deere 125 42" riding mower. However, the lawn always looks scalped after I mow. I figure this is probably because the lawn has been deserted for a while and let grown too high. So I gradually lowered my cut height from 2" to 1". However, it still looks yellow with all the yellow stems. And 1" is the lowest I can get on my mower. Now I plan to buy a reel mower and scalp all the yellow stems. Then I could use the ride mower to mow at 1.25" after. Do you think this a a good idea? I saw two mowers on ads: 1. Tru-cut c27 27" cut. Honda 5.5 HP GX with 150-200 hours on it. no catcher. $850 2. Toro Greensmaster 1600 26" cut. 3.7 hp Kawasaki 99-00 model from a dealer. $1000 Both ads say excellent condition. Which one should I choose? Thanks.