I've been looking for over 6 months, but finally bought my first ZTR, a 60" Hustler Z. These types of mowers actually make mowing fun. Had the dealer bring it out to demo, and since I had never actually mowed with one before, asked him to mow the lagoon and if he could get within 3 feet of the water, I'd clean it up with the push mower. With my tractor, I never had the nerve to get within 6'. He mowed right down to the water! The thing is really stable on the side of the hills. I realize this forum tends to favor other mower brands, but if you've got an Excel dealer in your area, you might want to take a look. I paid $7290 for mine, which is a lot of money for a personal mower, but not that bad compared to the competition.