Hello Guys... After a week or two of research I'm still not sure what I'm going to get, but I don't think I'm going to get the Cub Cadet. The CC guy called 3 times yesterday... it would take an awesome demo on my property for me to change my mind. Unfortunately I'm still tall, as I mentioned in the earlier post so I need something that fits, also my property has moderate slopes 15 - 17 degrees. My property is only .50 acres but I'm getting the rider do to injuries. On paper the Simplicity Champion 20/44 with a single cylinder Kohler / Courage looks good... I called a local dealer and he has a 2005 with suspension etc... for under $4000. That same dealer also has a Ferris IS1500Z 44 for $5400. and the Hustler Fastrak has the 2 Cylinder Honda which I think is better than the Kohler reliability wise. The Simplicity has seperate pumps and motors (10A Pump, 12P Motor) which I thought would be a little better for my slopes.? The Fastrak has the IZT's and maybe some rebates this spring.? which should make it cheaper than the Ferris IS1500Z. I'm going to check out all three tomorrow... the Ferris, Hustler, and Simplicity. Any help would be appreciated.