I am a current owner of a 11 HP Briggs, 30" Snapper behind engine mower with mulch kit. I am looking to upgrade to a wider cut, faster speed/time, zero turn mower. Local dealers have recommended the Hustler mini fastrak 42". I am cutting about 3/4 acre, takes about 1.5 hrs on Snapper. Real problem is weed grass behind property and thick grass that "boggs down" the snapper and smometimes kills it, even if in 1st gear and cutting deck all raised. Is 16 HP Honda 42" worth the price difference vs. the 17 HP Kohler? Will this machine "blaze through" the grass that the Snapper can't handle?Any suggestions/advice for this residential situation?? Also what do you think I should expect $$ to get for the Snapper? 2003 model, exc cond...?