I bairly made it through my first year with a homeowner ztr. The deck was slightly bent so I really had to limit my advertisement. I made enough to end the year with a 5x10 trailer, a backpack sprayer, a backpack blower, an SRM-230 trimmer, an SRM-210 trimmer. and a 21inch toro mower. Everything is paid off so I am set for a new mower in around feb. I will be financing some, if not all, of it. I have been looking at nothing but lower end riders. The scag tiger cub, exmark lazer z hp, hustler fastraks, Ferris IS1500 and so on.... Do you guys think I should go with a lower end rider or just buy a 48inch WB? This mower is going to have to last me through my main growing years ATLEAST (2-3 years). What would you do? Should my first big investment be a rider? Or should I buy a cheaper WB and it will get me through?