Yes, another, "Which mower should I buy?" question. Sorry. I've read all the other threads on this site regarding ZTR options and I'm still confused on what to get in my price range. Background: I currently have 1.5 acres (about 1 acre to mow, the rest is pool and house) for which I use a Sears LT1000 lawn tractor with 42" deck. It cuts like cr#p. It also handles like a hog. If you can't tell, I hate it (it came with the house). The only good thing about this whole scene is that my 9-year-old is now big enough to drive it around so I don't have to use it much to cut the grass. The issue: I'll be moving to a new house on 2 acres (about 1.33 acres to mow, rest is pool, house, and beds). The new yard is level, but has a lot of trees and beds to cut around. The thought of continuing to use the Sears lawn tractor to mow this new yard is unbearable. So I would like your opinions on the best course of action. I saw a lot of information on ZTR mowers that cost upwards of $6k. That's just not possible for me. Period. I understand they'll last "forever", but I won't. =) I would like to get a great mower for mowing the lawn and then buy a used ATV for towing a cart, spreader, etc around the yard. So the mower mows and the ATV is the workhorse. Here's the basics: Need mowing option for circa $3,500 Only interested in new Need something my 9 year old son can handle too Cutting ~1.3 flat acres with multiple trees and beds What say ye? Looking forward to your sage suggestions. Thanks in advance. Jeff.