I just purchased a new super Z with a XR7 72" cut on Saturday. They are supposed to deliver in a day or two. I'm just home owner with 4 acres of mostly level yard. After several months of looking and reading all the your post I demoed a Grasshopper 428D, a Toro with a 27 Diahtsu and a Super Z 72" with a 24 Hp Honda. Here are my conclusions: The Toro seem to bog down quite a bit in tall grass, not worth the money, cut not that great either. The 428 Midmount Hopper with a 28 HP kubota diesel had more power than any that I tried but did not feel comfortable, Felt unstable on the road ditch. Cut was good but did not like the feel at all. Then I triad my B-in law's Super with the 24HP honda and i immediatly fell in love! It had adequite power and the speed and comfort and the "Feel" was awesome. I have only one dilemma. I went to purchase a Super with the 28EFI Kohler and The dealer talked me out of it and said they had better luck with the 26LC Kawasaki. I never demoed one but he ensured me that if I was happy with the 24HP Honda that I would be really happy with The Kawasaki. (I hope he is right!!!!) He said they were quiter and smoother than the Kohler. Anyway sorry for the long post but when I get my new Z I will let you know what I think.