I would appreciate some insight into purchasing a mower, and whether its better to buy used commercial equipment or new home owner quality equipment. I am a homeowner, mowing about 2 acres, generally flat with some smaller hills. Im over 50, so I want to sit comfortably. Money is important. I can buy a new Deere LX255 (about $3200) with hydro/15 hp Kohler/42 deck or a 10 year old (well maintained and non commercial user) Dixie Chopper( about $2000)/ 20 hp Kohler/42 deck. My storage building has determined the size of the deck, so I cant do much about that. Dealers for both are about 5 miles away and have good reputations.