I'm trying to decide between a Toro Z 19 HP with 52" deck or the large frame with 25HP and 52" deck. I know the larger frame is faster 9.5 vs 8.1 mph. I have been told the large frame has a smoother ride. I want to stick to a 52" deck and I have pretty much decided on Toro since the dealer is great and will take my Deere tractor (GT235) in trade, actually gave me a great deal. Will the 19 Kaw be strong enough? Does the mulch kit work good? I know Exmark, Dixie and Scag fans will say to try them and I would except this dealer is the only one that will trade me and I'd rather listen to Barry Manilow for hours than try to sell that Deere myself! As Lt. Columbo would say,"just one more thing sir" he also has a great deal on a Husgvarna 25/52" - but for some reason I get bad vibes about that one, even though I've heard wonderful first hand reports. OK - please let me know what you think. Oh yeah, I cut 4 acres for myself and widowed mom and 4 acres for an elderly neighbor. Not planning on a full time gig unless I get laid off. Thanks folks.