Hello, I am new to the site and find it very useful. Thank you! I am in the market for a zero turn mower. I have 1.5 acres with many flower beds, trees and fences to cut around. My max price is around $4,000. I am not sure if a 36" or 48" deck is more appropriate. I want a powerful heavy duty machine that I could have fun mowing with. I take very good care of things and want this mower to last a long time. The problem I have is there are too many ztr's on the market. With my price range, it seems as though I am just into the commercial grade machines. Can anyone recomend a good entry level commercial mower or should I stick with a residential unit? I like Dixie Chopper, Scag , Kubota and Exmark, but they seem to be out of my price range. I've heard bad things about Husqvarna. Bad Boy and Hustler appears to be a lot of mower for the buck and they seem to be built tough. I would consider a slightly used mower, but they seem to cost almost as much as a new one. Any thoughts and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.