My 1st post. I am pretty well decided on either a used Hustler FT or Toro Z Master. 48 to 52 is preferred. Kawa or Hondas. One with less than 2-300 hours. I'm willing to spend around $4000 and have found a few possibilities. Mainly looking through Craigslist in NC and other nearby states. What I need to know is what to look for when buying a used machine. How does one know it has been serviced regularly? What are the critical points to go over before buying? What overall conditions should I look for? I know I don't want one beat all up and have to rebuild it as soon as i get it. But I don't want to buy a new one either. Homeowner use only, 1 1/2 ac. Parked in a shed. Not counting maintenance & repairs I am looking for the last mower I will ever buy and expecting around 40 hours a year use. Is this unreasonable? Any help or ideas? Thanks. Thanks.