I've been doing my homework since late last summer & think I'm ready to pull the trigger on purchasing my first zero turn. Based on all the research I've done & feedback I've reviewed, I'm seriously leaning toward the Bad Boy ZT Elite with a Kawi engine. They seem to be sturdy & a great value in comparison to others equal in features. I have about an acre & a half of fairly level lawn & was considering the 48" deck. However, the difference in price between a 48" & 54" deck is a mere fifty bucks. Seems like a no brainer, but again, I'm new at this & I respect the opinions of all of you who've been doing this awhile. Thanks all!