Next year I would like to maintain the church that I attends lawn. The total lot is 10 acres, but I think just grass it may be like 6 but not for sure. I would have to ask for sure. I also know that I will have to upgrade my equipment from what I have now which is a Craftsman 42" rider. I was thinking about getting the John Deere 717A ZTR w/48" deck. I was wondering if that would be overkill on the mower. I also have 6 more lawns that I but and most are pretty small ranging 1/4 acre to probably 3/4 acre. Any feedback will be appreciated. By the way this is an awesome site.