Hey guys 1st post here. Little about myself and my lawn. I am a new homeowner, just got engaged and building our first home. We will be living on 1.5 acres pretty flat yard no obsticles to mow around (yet). I have a question about two mowers that I can't decide to choose between. The first mower is the Husqvarna YTH 2146, this mower has a 21 horse kohler motor with a 46 inch deck. Its turn radius is a little worse though with 16 inch turn radius. Everything else on this mower is pretty much the same as this next mower, the Cub Cadet. This Cub Cadet is the LTX 1040 it has 19 horse kohler (2 less horsepower), and a 42 inch deck (smaller mower range). However it has a 12 inch turn radius and is $100 cheaper than the Husqvarna. Here is what I am thinking. I think the Hus. is a better deal with the larger motor and deck size and only a hundred bucks more. But I am affraid it doesnt have the quality that the Cub Cadet has and might not be as reliable? Another thing Husqvarna has going for them is there is a dealer in my town, I will have to drive 1hour to get the Cub if I bought it, so that means a longer drive for maintenance etc. Well sorry for the long post but could someone please shed some light on the subject. Which is the better buy? thanks ahead of time.