Need a new mower for my 2.5 acres, old crap Murray only 4 years old (40 inch cut 12.5 hp Briggs) is about done. Burns oil every cut. Lowes has a 50 inch cub cadet that has the pedal you press to go faster (auto trans) with a Kohler motor. $2000. The Husqvarna is $1800, 48 inch cut with fender auto trans and Briggs motor. I am leery of Briggs now, if it had a Kohler or Kawi I would feel better. The Husq I think may be better and more ergonomic because of the fender mounted hydrostatic trans (more comfortable than Cub cadet gas pedal perhaps?). Which one would you guys pick? Or are there better choices in the $2000 range? Takes me 3 hours with the Murray now.