Ive been on this site for many months now reading as much as I can to help in my quest to find a mower (I feels like I know everything about mowers now but that still doesn't make me a good decision maker). After reading everything I have and looking at everything out there, I have narrowed my picks to three. Here they are. 1) Cub Cadet M48 23hp 2) Ferris 1500 21hp 3) Hustler Mini Z 19hp All have the 48" deck and all dealers seem like they will be there after the sale. The Ferris I like because of the suspension making for a smoother ride. The Tank I like because it is big, muscular and looks very well made. I like the Hustler because everyone else seems to like them and I see them used around here a lot by the professionals. I can get all three between the prices of $6,075 - $6,375 out the door which is at my MAX price range. Which one of these mowers would be the best for this homeowner with 4 aces to mow and produce a good looking cut. The one with the most favors will probably make my finally decision.