I have been researching the Lazer Z, the Ferris, Chopper and Torro and am very confused. All machines seem to have their place as commercial mowers, but can anyone tell me about what is the best value for the buck! I'm only cutting 5-7 acres a week, but want dependability and low maintanence in a machine that will last as long as I do. (50 yrs old) Can you give me your opinion on a 48-52" deck--18-23 hp range machine. Thanks for any input, advice or suggestion on any machine.