Just purchased a new house am looking for a reasonably priced good quality ZTR for my 2 acre yard. I read some info here that the Toro ZX480 (48", 20hp B&S) is a good quality machine for a homeowner. I found that they cost about $4,000. I saw the 52" Troy-Bilt w/23hp B&S at Lowes for $2,899 and wondered if this was worth considering. I don't mind spending the extra $1,100 on the Toro if it is really that much better. Or, if you think I should choose something different than either of these, please share your opinions. Thanks!