I am in the market for a zero turn mower which will be used mainly for my 3/4 acre property and the in-laws next door. I have narrowed down my choices to Encore z34, Dixon speedztr36, Gravely 34z, and of course the Hustler mini fastrack 36. I need the small size because I have gate issues to deal with, or I would prefer to go a little larger. I have almost ruled out the Dixon as it does not look like a machine that should cost as much as it does, and I'm worried about longevity. The Encore Product looks well made, but I'm hearing my local dealers questioning keeping the product, and finally the gravely 34z which my local dealers are really pushing. I think it's down to the Gravely & Hustler, my biggest concern is longevity and the Gravely guys are telling me I'm getting a commercial machine with a better engine(Kawasaki 15)that should last me a lifetime based on my current mowing needs. They are telling me that the Hustler is more of a Homeowner machine, and the longevity might not be there. Since both are pretty closely priced (Gravely dealer was quoting $250 more) I like the idea of a commercial machine. I really liked the Fastrak machine and it looks very solid, can I expect this machine would last as long. I wish the Hustler dealer would deal with me a little to make it an easier choice, but the Gravely guys are making it hard for me to pass up. Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I am hoping to make this purchase the last one in a long, long time. I am sorry for the long post.