I am still trying to decide which mower is best for me. I have near an acre to mow, 1/4 of the yard is at a 20 to 25 degree slope at the steepest point. the rest is mainly flat. By what I have been told so far a zero turn may not be the best choice. My next question is maybe a rider a better choice. I have looked at some John Deeres and Cub Cadets. I am just not sure if one of them is the best choice and which model. Thanks for all of the responses last time about the zero turns. This is the most helpful site I have found.