Thanks for all the advise here on the forum, it very informative. My situation: 1. Mow about 3-5 acres spread out in grass trails and around the house on our property 2. Our land has hills, slopes to mow on (no ponds) 3. Most of mowing is not smooth, especially around the house. 4. Currently have Kioti tractor with 72" finish mower (has 300 hrs in 8 years of use, primarily mowing) to use for primary mowing - Usually takes 3 hrs to mow 5. Busy with kids stuff so rarely have time to mow much 6. Bigger dude myself so the mower will be well grounded. From what I gather and have researched, it seems like a Scag Cheetah would be nice (or something similar) in terms of ride, durability, etc. Any other thoughts?? So many mowers out there and I don't mind paying for quality.. I also wonder if a good used mower would last just about as long (can buy a John Deere ZTrak 757 Mower 60" Deck with 500 hrs selling locally for $4000) might be a better solution... Thanks so much for your time and input..