Another homeowner looking for advice to make the final decision in order to cut 2 acres once or twice a week. Looking for a mower to last many many years. blah blah blah and the options are..... 1. Exmark Quest 52"/24HP B&S ELS $4950 2. Hustler Fastrak 54"/21HP Kawasaki $5197 I like them both and in my small residential application, I do not know how I could go wrong with either one but would like to hear some other opinions. Which one is going to have the best cut? longest life? easiest to maintain? etc. Same hydro-gear motors ZT2800. Hustler shows blade tip speed at 18,200fpm vs Quest @ approx 18,000. Hustler top speed 8mph vs Quest @ 7mph. Both felt and drove great but didn't have a chance to test the cut. Hustler was very smooth but I liked how the Quest drove exactly like my neighbors much bigger Lazer that he uses for commercial applications. I am thinking a better cut from the Exmark but the Hustler would be a true workhorse. Anyone have any input?