I am in the market for a ZTR and have settled on the above 2. The Hustler is a z4 with a 25 HP Kawasaki and 54" deck. The dealer is also throwing in the suspension wheels to sweeten the deal and compare to the Ferris. The second is a Ferris Z1500, 25HP Kawasaki and 48" deck. I want the power, and my last Kawasaki served me well. I demoed both. The Hustler had the best transmission response of anything I tried. Both ran great. I really didn't care for the way hustler sets their deck height. I also tried a homeowner level Toro and a Home Depot level cub cadet. I wasn't too impressed with them at all. Any opinions from the Pros here?