Hello to everyone at LawnSite.com! This is my first post to this forum. I have an 18-acre horse farm in Southern-Middle, TN that I take care of on a daily basis. I regularly bush hog about 10 acres with a 60hp Belarus 425AN diesel tractor pulling a 6-foot AgriCutter bush hog. I also cut grass on about 5-acres that immediately surrounds the house and have been using a New Holland LS45 lawn tractor. I am considering replacing my 6-year-old LS45 with a new Kubota ZD28 with a 60"deck (for $10,650) since I have had to replace the blade spindles twice and the deck drive pulleys once and need a heavier duty machine for my farm. My question is can the ZD28 handle the bushhogging duties in addition to the regular grass cutting, since the Kubota ZD28 is a much heavier-duty machine? I would much rather ride the ZD28 all day than my Belarus tractor and am wondering if anone knows if the ZD has been used in a bushhogging situation. Thanks!