Hey Guys! I'm Chris and I do alittle yard mowing. I am still in school, so I'm not real big into it. I have 10 accounts, which consist of 2 churches, 2 cemeteries and 6 houses. I average about 17 hours a week mowing. The deal is, I'm riding a 5 year old Crapsman non zero turn with a 19.5 Hp Briggs and a 42" cut, and it is falling apart on me. I've been researching on the internet about ZTRs. I really want a commercial grade mower because my yard is 4 acres itself, plus my accounts. The deal is I don't want to go over a 44" cut, because my yards are smaller and the cemeteries are older and the stones are not spaced evenly and a 48" ( non zero turn ) is a real pain to get around in the tighter spots. My neighbor, who used to have the same accounts, ( I took them over full time this year, worked for him for 5 years prior ) had a Cub Cadet non zero turn, non commercial with a 14 Hp Kohler and a 38" cut that has well over 1,500 hours ( meter broke on 550 hrs on the 2nd roll around on it and it is 10 years old with no major problems and it still runs today. Well 3 years ago he purchased a Gravely Zero-Turn, non commercial mower with a 17.5 Hp Briggs and a 40" cut. It is on it's 3rd year and it is starting to show it's signs of wear and the Briggs seems like it has no power anymore. I also know a guy that has a commercial Gravely Zero-Turn with a 23 or 25 Hp Kawasaki and a 60" Cut that has about 1,000 hours on it and he has had zero problems out of it. I have come up with this list of mowers. Residential Grade Country Clipper Jazee One - Kohler 17Hp, 42" Cut ~ Cub Cadet Z-Force 44 - Kohler 20Hp, 44" Cut Dixon SpeedZTR 44 - Honda 16Hp, 44" Cut Snapper FastCut - Kohler 18Hp, 44" Cut Commercial Grade Dixon Ram 44 Mag - Kawasaki 19Hp, 44" Cut Gravely PM 44Z - Kawasaki 17Hp, 44" Cut ~ Hustler Mini Z - Kawasaki 23Hp, 44" Cut Hustler Super Mini Z - Kawasaki 23Hp, 44" Cut Scag Z-Cat - Kawasaki KAI 19Hp, 42" Cut Toro Z100 - Kawasaki 19Hp, 44" Cut I am debating whether to go ahead and spend the little extra for commercial grade or just get a residential one. The reason for my choices are as follows: 1.Country Clipper, looks good, never heard much about it, but I like the way the deck flips up for maintenance. 2. Cub Cadet, heard they are great mowers, been on my neighbors alot and like it, seem well built and well priced. 3. Dixon, seem like good mowers, there is a guy around here with one that is 15+ years old and still going 4. Snapper, my gmaw had one for over 10- years, still got it, but the 11 Hp Briggs has an oil seal gone but that is all that is wrong with it, 33" cut single blade, cut 4 acres regularly for 12 years before the seal went, but the mower itself is still in good shape. 5. Gravely, heard the commercial grade mowers were good, seem good priced and low maintenance as long as they don't have a Briggs engine. 6. Hustler, heard they were good, don't know much about them but seem dependable 7. Scag, read reviews, never seen one in person, seem to be one of the best 8. Toro, never seen one in person, but they make good push mowers so they should be good. Sorry for being so long-winded but I am really trying to find the best bang for the buck, and I want one that will last a long time with regular maintenance. Next year I am planning on taking on 5 more accounts, that will be not so much that I cannot keep up during the school months. Thx for anyones opinions and suggestions on these mowers. Right now I am saving up and trying to get a good down payment to go towards a mower and I plan to buy between Chirstmas and Feburary of '06. But I am lookin early because this Crapsman is going downhill quick.