Well I finally gave in and bought a FT SD 25/54 and am still kicking myself for not doing this sooner. I mow about 2.5 acres and used a JD GX325 until two weeks ago when the tranny bit the the dust. I am so happy this this new machine and my yard never looked so good. Saved a bunch of time too. My only down side is that my JD had a 42" MTD Snow Blower that I had retro- fitted to it and I have about 160 ft of driveway. Any recommendations on what I should do? I might fix the JD and keep it for the snow but that seems like a waste. I might try to retrofit the MTD blower to the FT but it is only 42inch an the FT is a lot wider than that. I really don't want to pony up the money for a Hustle snow blower because it will probably only get used 3-5 times a year. I was thinking about a blade but would like to hear some feedback. Driveway is gravel with grind off from roadway repaving on top so it is pretty much packed down like pavement but won't take to heavy of a scraping before it breaks loose. Can I float or set the the blade a inch or two above the surface? What would be a cost for a hustler blade? Chains probably a must but is a weight box needed? Usually get 3-5 good snows a year the biggest around 8 to 10 inches.