Another homeowner looking for advice to make the final decision in order to cut 2 acres of tall fescue (& weeds) 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? be easiest to maintain/service? 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 I did not have a chance to test the cut on either. 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. I live closer to an Exmark dealer vs the Hustler. Anyone have any input?