Well i finally pulled the trigger on a new mower today. i bought a new turf tiger with the 29 dfi motor. i used it today to mow my five acres and i was very impressed with the speed and cut that it did. i had to make a decision very quick because my old 1975 john deere 400 broke down on me several days ago and the grass was growing like crazy. i know that the turf tiger is overkill since i could have got a wildcat, but i like all the goodys that the turf tiger has on it. hell i am 63 years old and it only costs 80 percent more to go first class, besides you can,t take it with you when you die. i told my kids i was spending their inheritance and they could fight over it after i am gone, but back about the mower, i appreciate all of the information that i have seen here on this site and it was very helpful. thanks to everbody.