Help please. I am currently mowing my yard and my in-law's yard (1 acre each). I also own a 3 acre vacant lot that I have to maintain. That breaks out to 5 acres of mowing at least once a a week. I currently use a 48" John Deere LX277 (Non-AWS) tractor to maintain this area. It takes me almost 4 hours to mow the 3 acres and 1.5 hours for each 1 acre lot with the houses on them (including trimming). I really need something sturdy and dependable to "cut" down the mowing time. I am a stickler for lawn looks too, no uneven or scalping decks and I like the "striped" look. I have looked at Scag - Freedom Z (quoted $6500 B&S, $7300 Kholer) & Tiger Cat (no quote) and Simplicity Citation (quoted $7700). Looking at 61" models. Any information that you all can provide, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.