Hello Mike - I got it for a great deal i couldn't pass up! I generally mow 1/2 acre to 5 acres. I don't do too many city lots. I did have the opportunity to buy a stander but i decided not to go with that. The Gravely stander is an awesome machine but for a solo guy like myself i feel that it would be too much standing for me. exp since i do all the trimming, blowing and edging as well. Also with the stander you cant get a 3 bushel bagging system for it. but for 1/3 to 1/2 acre that would probably work really well for you.