I'm new here, but it looks like this is the perfect site to educate me! I'm looking for a ZTR to do my personal residential property. I have 2 acres total so probably 1.5 of yard, and about 30 trees to mow around. I've begun looking at some of these ZTR's and now my head is spinning. I have almost every kind of dealer really close, and they all seem extremely nice and helpful...but of course they all think their brand is the best. What I'm looking at thus far are Exmark Lazer CT or HP, Huslter Fastrack or Mini Z, Ferris IS1000z and Great Dane Chariot. I know not all of those are in the same class, but that brings about a question. What do I need if I'm only doing my yard? I want something that will last a good 15-20 years and will help me finish the yard as quick as possible. Of course I also know I don't need a 30HP liquid cooled 72" deck....and I can't afford that anyway. I want something commercial quality, but not too much of overkill for my yard. Also, I have one fairly long hill that at least on my current tractor (1984 Bolens 16000) I have to lean to the side a little while driving along, so I want something stable on hills if that narrows the choice down. Can you guys help me sort through the mountains of information I have and narrow the field down? I of course like the price of the Fastrack and Lazer CT, but are they going to last?