I will be purchasing a ZTR mower this spring to mow my residential 2.5 acre property in IL. I'm posting here for wider advice. 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 several mag reviews), higher power at 23hp, and also claims more accessory options. Downside is 3.5 gal fuel capacity, with Briggs power...but is that really a downside? The Hustler has the fab deck and better choices of engines outside the Briggs, and also has a 10gal fuel capacity. downside is price, smaller drive wheels, 19hp Kohler, 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 for residential?