OK Folks, this is my first post. I will be purchasing a ZTR mower this spring to mow the 2.5 acre property in IL. I think I have narrowed it down to the JD z425, or the Hustler Fastrack. JD z425 is cheaper and has larger 22" drive wheels and better cut quality rating (according to mag reviews) and also claims more accessory options. Downside is 3.5 gal fuel capacity, with Briggs power The Hustler has the fab deck and better choices of engines outside the Briggs, and also has a 10gal fuel capacity. downside is price and dealer proximity. Without getting into fab deck vs stamped deck debate here, because i really don't think it matters unless to beat the crap out of it, which is the better Machine? Captn.