Some advice please. I have a 1/2 acre lot, mostly level, with one mowed ditch to do. I've been doing this for the last several years with..............wait for it...............a CC 2147 tractor. Biggest POS I've ever owned. We bought it for our rectory and church property several years ago based on our previous experience with a fantastic 70's era CC. What a difference. This thing should be banned. Anyhow, today was the last straw when the reverse pedal got stuck under the decking because, lo and behold, it's just a piece of plastic attached with what looks like a 8" drywall screw! I can't believe it lasted this long. Well, I've had it and I'd like to start looking for something new. Problem is I have no idea what to look at. Obvious CC is out! I do know I don't want another tractor, it's completely unnecessary. I'd like something ZTR I guess as I have lots of trees to do. - whats the lowest dollar amount I can expect to pay for something decent? - what brands should I look at? - is anything US made? Thanks!