I am interested in purchasing a mower for personal use. My yard is an acre and a half and I live in the Chicago area. I was originally looking at a Wright Stander but have been steered toward a rider. I have narrowed it down to a SCAG Tiger Cub or a TORO Z453, both with 48" decks and similar Kawasaki power. Both machines are at $7000. Can anyone help make a choice? Which machine would give a better cut? I have access to almost any brand, is there a better bang for the buck?