We recently bought our first home on 3 sloping acres in southwest Tennessee. My wife and I have each broken a hip and have bad backs making a walk behind or string trimmer a tough choice. The entire property has uneven slopes on average 10-15% toward a manicured, completely grass lined 'creek' that is dry 80% of the time. It has 5-6 foot 'walls' at about a 40% slope. There is also a small pond with 2-3 ft of 25% sloping bank mowed right to the water's edge. Other obstacles are the house, garage, a shed, kennel, swing, pergola, fence, and extensive landscaping with small trees and shrubs. I have no idea how the previous owners did it, but we would like to maintain it in the current state. The Zero Turn machines are obviously attractive but I worry about their ability to track straight across such slopes and the difficulty(weight) of getting it out if it ever gets stuck in the creekbed or pond. A typical lawn tractor might work for most of it but not the pond edge or creek/ditch. I welcome suggestions of any specific model or combination of equipment that is known to work well on similar property. The goal is to minimize the amount of weed whacking or walk behind mowing and still reach all areas. For any professionals reading this, could you hazard an estimate what you might charge to maintain a lawn like I described? How would you do it? I was thinking ideally I would like a mow deck mounted on a boom out in front of a 4wd ATV or small tractor. I could swing the boom out to the left or right, dip it down and angled into the creekbed and pond edge and watch it while the ATV rode safely on more level ground. Does such a thing exist? I thought the mow deck could just as easily be a pair or triplet of electric reel mowers with a catcher to keep clippings out of the pond. Does such a thing exist? If not is there anyone that could build such a thing for me? Please offer any reasons you think this might or might not work.