OK..need some advice. I think I have narrowed my search to the Hustler Fastrack 18hp Honda/44 inch deck...or the Simplicity Consumer Z 18HP Kohler/44 inch deck. The Hustler MRSP is $5,300 with a $700 rebate going on...so $4,600. The simplicity is about $4,600 with no rebate that I'm aware of. What is the better option for residential 3 acre mowing. I would like to go with the 52 inch deck, but the 44 inch would fit in my shed..would leaving outdoors during the mowing season(May-sept) in the Northeast..RI, on the coast be very bad for the mower? I could take the deck off for the Winter and store both in the shed. For those who know the details..what is the biggest advantage of one over the other. Is a a glaring weakness in either choice? On a side note..I mentioned the 4 year Hustler Fastrack warranty to one dealer(a Hustler dealer) and he shrugged it off saying it was just for defective parts. Is the 4 year warranty not as good as it appears...what do the competitor's warranties entail??